Patricia Bates was born in a small northern town in British Columbia and raised all over most of western Canada, including Yukon Territory, Alberta, and of course British Columbia. She settled seven years ago in Kamloops BC, Canada, with her husband and son.
Patricia is the founder of Scarlet Scribe Edits, an online editing firm for romance authors. She's co-founder of Treasure Maze, a free, massive, and far-reaching promotional opportunity for romance authors and readers to sample their favorite e-book authors' writing.
Currently, she is completing her 8th and 9th books, a paranormal historical set in Medieval Europe and the prequel to Master's Mistress, her #1 bestseller in May 2009. As a historical romance author, Patricia has developed a unique writing style that reflects her love of history, women of strength and integrity, and alpha males to spin a story that hooks her readers and keeps them coming back for more.
F.L. Bicknell's work has appeared in a wide range of genres and publications such as: Would That It Were, Touch, GC, and Ohio Writer magazines as well as with publications in Canada and Turkey. Under her pseudonym, Molly Diamond, she was a regular contributor to Gent and Ruthie's Club and has had fiction published in Hustler's Busty Beauties, Penthouse Variations, and Twenty 1 Lashes. Published under alternate pen names, Ms. Bicknell is the author of several e-book and print titles, has served as co-editor and managing editor for three different publishing houses, and is the founder and writing instructor at Avoid Writers Hell, an online writer's workshop. She is represented by TriadaUS Literary Agency.
Destiny Blaine began her writing career as a ghost writer. Accustomed to working in the shadows, it's really no surprise to find her writing is often classified under the paranormal genre. She particularly loves writing about fang-bangers and leans toward creating sexy-hot alpha males ready to dominate the world and the women they love.
Known for and expected to write in all genres, Destiny collects book ideas and explains, "Plot ideas come to me at a speed I'll never control which is a double-edged sword. Time will eventually run out before these stories are fully developed, but at least there will never be a shortage of ideas." Currently, Destiny Blaine and her pseudonyms are best selling international e-book and trade paperback authors.
Destiny lives in East Tennessee with her husband and their two children. Their extended family consists of teenagers they literally pluck from their homes when they're headed out of town. Destiny says, "We enjoy professional football games, beaches, and music festivals. Most of the time, we travel with a crowd. These teenagers enrich our lives. Over the years I've come to think of them as 'my' kids. Best of all, these young people feel completely free to speak their minds and I often have a pen handy when they do. They've been known to provide plenty of dialogue for developing characters!"
Destiny is a founding member of Just Another Paranormal Monday, Authors Chatting, and Somethin' 'Bout a Sunday. These groups are some of the most interactive book-related sites on the web today.
Jianne is an Iron Chef America and Law and Order addict who loves to cook, eat and read. She wishes she could burn a ton of calories being sedentary and eating. Don't you? If only...
She's been married for 34 years to an amazing man who still astounds her every single day and has three fantastic sons, all of whom are of legal age. Now, if only they'd stop changing majors in college.
Growing up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad where the population is representative of almost every race and nation on the planet, multiculturalism oozes from her pores. Though her high school was an all-girl Catholic convent run by nuns, she was taught a wide variety of religions including, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism; and celebrated all the holidays associated with those religions (a lot of delish foods go with religious holidays). A lover of people and different cultures in general, Jianne has met someone from almost every continent-almost.
Alpha males, strong heroines, exotic locations and cultural differences are Jianne's forte, and she travels the world through her books as evidenced by many of them.
Jianne's writing career began in 2007, and since then, she's written and published seven books with six more in progress. According to Jianne, one of the most rewarding aspects of writing is hearing from a reader. She loves to know what tickles their fancy.
Karenna Colcroft is the alter ego of a shy, sedate wife and mother. She's been writing stories since age five, and began writing erotic romance on a challenge from a friend in 2006. Since her first publication in 2009, Karenna has had a number of romances published by a variety of e-publishers. She lives in the northeastern United States with her two children, her real-life romance hero husband, and two cats, one of whom occasionally reads over her shoulder. (Fortunately, the cat is over 18 in cat years.)
Tisha Garcia is the co-author with David C. Strickler of several screenplays. Submission a dark psychological thriller. Waiting Out The Storm a period piece about two families in the depression, and The Copy Machine a comedy mocumentary looking at the future advent of cloning all recognized in the Top Ten Best lists on Triggerstreet and Zoetrope. She currently lives in central Florida where she runs her own business, and has further screenplays and novels in future development.
Lisa Alexander-Griffin began her career as a writer twelve years ago. Multi-published, her titles range from sweet to spicy with elements of fantasy and suspense.
A North Alabama native, Lisa lives with her husband and twelve-year-old daughter. She also has two grown children who live nearby, so she can enjoy her three beautiful grandchildren quite often. When Lisa's not writing, she can be found in her garden, tending to a vast array of vegetables, which she cans, so her family can enjoy a taste of summer year round. Other favorite pastimes are reading, quilting, spending time with her family, and fishing on the lake.
An avid reader of romance for as long as she can remember, most days you'll find her weaving tales of heartbreak and betrayal, love lost and found, and happily ever afters.
Jennifer L. Hart has tried on many accessories including early childhood
educator, Navy wife, video store clerk, photographer and mother of
two. The "wife" and "mom" shoes got stuck and she found the
hats of mystery writer and romance novelist are a perfect fit-and
don't clash. Jen's works to date include The Misadventures of
the Laundry Hag mystery series, the contemporary romance Worth
the Wait and the upcoming romantic suspense River Rats.
Visit her website for up-to-date information, and a few good laughs.
D. L. Jackson is a writer of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.
Jacki Kelly has been writing since her fourth grade teacher made her keep a journal for a grade. Now she does it to keep track of all the fascinating and heartbreaking moments that life throws our way. Poetry, personal essays, short stories and novels have all occupied space in her heart and her hard drive.
Jacki loves to read almost as much as she likes to write. When she's not reading or writing, she's walking her adorable cocker spaniel or on the golf course. Her idea of bliss is squeezing all this stuff into one day.
WILLA LAMBERT began writing romances back in 1979 when she was contracted by American Art Enterprises to do three books, now considered classics and pulp-book "collector" editions - LOVE'S COURAGE, HOUSE OF THE BRAVE BULLS, and VANESSA IN WHITE MARBLE - for its Carousel Romances imprint.
In 1980, when Harlequin® was looking for published authors to launch its new SuperRomance®, in an effort to increase the "heat" level above and beyond that achieved by any of its previously released books, its Senior Editor George Glay brought in Willa to provide the new imprint with its all-important steamy second book, LOVE'S EMERALD FLAME, which became an international best-seller in over ten foreign-languages ... soon followed by Willa's FROM THIS BELOVED HOUR and LOVE'S GOLDEN SPELL.
Since then, Willa has published five additional romances - EMERALD-SILK INTRIGUE, JUNGLE-QUEST INTRIGUE, MOON-STONE INTRIGUE (for Heritage), HEART ON FIRE (for Wildside/Borgo), DARE TO LOVE IN OZ (for Savant).
This book, AFRICA: SPICE ISLAND LOVE, launches Willa's contracted Seven-Continent series of romances exclusively for Passion in Print which she hopes to supplement, along the way, with other PIPP romances written by her that will stand independently from this particular series.
Always open to her fans, they can usually reach Willa at: email@example.com
Jeigh Lynn lives with, her real life hero, her husband and their two rowdy sons. She is an ex-dance instructor and dancer of over twenty-five years. She lays claim to several National and Regional Dance Competition trophies, including Showstoppers, Stars of Tomorrow and Star Power. She was also featured twice on a variety show for the BBC. Currently, Jeigh is a stay at home mom and a writer, not to mention an avid reader of Romance and Mystery. When she's not fetching Kool-Aid and swapping out video games, she can usually be found enjoying the decadence of chocolate, in between her workouts and writing. Her hobbies include gardening, practicing her marksmanship, art, typing email to her critique partners and, of course, reading.
Multi-published author, Lynn Lorenz, believes everyone deserves a "happily ever after", and it shows in her stories, despite what she puts her characters through on their road to happiness. She enjoys writing romance, both gay and traditional, in a wide variety of genres from contemporary paranormal to historical.
Lynn lives in Katy, Texas with her husband, two teens and a very neurotic dog, where she enjoys laughing, being with family and friends, and truly believes when you open your heart, you open your mind.
Belinda was born in Inglewood, California, but grew up far to the north in the shadow of Mt. Shasta. While her upbringing seemed pretty normal to her, she was surrounded by a fascinating array of friends and family, including a polyamorous grandmother, a grandfather who is a Native American icon, and various cowboys, hippies, scoundrels and saints.
She has a degree in history and cultural anthropology, but in 2006 made the life-changing decision to quit her job as a public health paraprofessional and stay at home fulltime to care for her severely disabled, autistic niece. This difficult decision gave Belinda the gift of time, which allowed her to return to writing fiction, a dream she'd abandoned years before.
Belinda's hobbies include soap making, collecting gemstones, travel and martial arts. She has two daughters, six Siberian Huskies and a menagerie of wild birds that visit the feeders in the front yard.
As an author, Belinda loves crossing genres, kicking taboos to the curb and pulling from world mythology and folklore for inspiration. She is committed to taking her readers on an emotional journey and never forgets that at the end of the day, she's writing about love.
Julia Michaels is a published nonfiction writer in the areas of historical research and genealogy, and has also designed teaching tools to assist elementary school teachers. She has self-published several books of poetry and two novelty books starring her alter-ego Helium Bob. Julia and her spouse live near Salt Lake City and have two children, two dogs,and a worm farm.
Lee Pearce has been writing fantasy stories most of her life and received her first award in high school for a short story about ancient Greek philosophers. She has moved on to modern times writing urban fantasy romance stories about demons, werewolves, vampires and the odd human. She has written two papers for Kent State University for its children's literature conferences, travel articles and is currently working on a young adult urban fantasy series as well as a literary mystery. She spends her free time at the family cottage on the Bruce Peninsula and travels when she can. She is a proud member of the Canadian Authors Association.
R. Paul Sardanas is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, including the five volume poetic cycle The Empyrean, illustrated with his own oil paintings. He is a seven-time nominee for the Rhysling Award, which recognizes the best speculative poetry of the year. His historical works include the books Mythology and Dark of the Sun, which explore Greek and Roman society, myth and culture. His erotic writings have appeared in an extensive Samarel Artcore Fantasy online collection, and his poem Succubus was displayed alongside the work of award-winning photographer Lochai at the Miami World Erotic Museum's 2008 exhibition. He is the editor of the online and printed philanthropic anthology Nox: Dark Poets Against Abuse, which benefits women and children seeking safe haven from environments of domestic violence.
Jenika is just your average woman. She lives in the too hot northeast with her husband and their young daughter. Thankfully, he shares her unusual sense of humor and naughty nature.
Along with taking care of their daughter, they have to keep an eye on Milo, their spunky cat. When not writing, Jenika works full-time at a hospital and attends nursing school. Writing is Jenika's number one passion, but since life gets in the way, she isn't able to write full-time (at least not yet.)
Jenika started writing at a very young age. Her first story consisted of a young girl who traveled to an exotic island and found a magical doll. That story as long since disappeared, but her passion for writing has stayed strong.
Jean Hart Stewart feels that she is very much a Californian although she was born in Ohio. California has been home for a good many years. Life changed drastically when she was six and her father died, incredibly from an errant golf ball. Obligated to work, her mother became a teacher, and long hours required her to leave Jean alone most of the afternoon. Forbidden to leave the house till her mother got home, Jean became an avid reader at an early age and fell in love with both Jane Austen and King Arthur.
Reading is still one of her favorite activities, although it now takes second place to her writing. Her journalism degree wasn't used much until recently. Her husband's job took him to Europe frequently, and she learned to love Britain and the British. And after twenty years of being a real estate broker, her children raised, Jean turned to her first love, writing.
Creating stories fills her with excitement and wonder. She's learned to surrender gracefully when a secondary character demands his own book. At first she was astonished when one began shouting inside her head to get attention, but now counts the upstarts as fun and challenging. Some even get their own book!
Nita lives in southern Tennessee with her husband of 22 years and their two children. Employed full time by a small credit union, she runs a one-woman show at a branch where she is teller, vault custodian, new accounts secretary, and loan officer.
With a job and family, there is not much free time, but when she's not busy working as cook, maid, chauffeur, or financial advisor, you will find her either reading or writing. Nita sticks with romance novels because there absolutely, positively, must be a happily-ever-after ending!