Lisa Cooke is a retired high school science teacher. She began writing at the age of 46 and sold her first novel to Dorchester’s Leisure Historical line in June of 2008. Her first releases were humorous historical romances, but she has since branched out into a variety of genres from suspense to non-fiction. She is the youngest resident in a retirement community in the beautiful hills of West Virginia. Cooke loves to hear from readers and can be contacted either through her website at www.lisacookebooks.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on facebook as Author Lisa Cooke and twitter @lcooke.
Saralee Etter always knew that writing was the only career for her. She has written newspaper articles, public relations releases, and legal briefs. Now she is writing the stories that she has always wanted to write. She enjoys history, romance, adventure, and mystery. In addition to A Limited Engagement, which is a traditional English Regency romance, she’s written two Regency-set Christmas love stories and is working on an historical murder mystery.
Serena grew up reading fantasy and fairy tales, and believing there was a distinct possibility that both of them were real. Somewhere.
Even all these years later, her belief magic and mystery hasn’t diminished. Today Serena is living out her own happily-ever-after with a handsome prince in a beautiful castle, taming dragons and granting wishes every day. Okay, so the prince is a regular guy, the dragons are really just teenagers, and the wishes she grants are little more than carry-out pizza for her loyal subjects, but it’s a fantasy world just the same and she wouldn’t change a thing.
I officially began my writing career in the Theatre, where I discovered that writing plays for others to perform was much easier than actually memorizing lines and showing up to rehearsal every day.
After several years working for various drama troupes and unheard-of little theatres (and whatever other job I could get to help to pay the bills), I eventually settled into my current role as preacher’s wife and child herder. In 2008 I was honored to win the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart ® Award in the Regency Historical category. Today I reside in rural Ohio with an ever-changing menagerie of creatures, one very supportive husband, and the two most adorable (and frighteningly creative) children ever.
Nancy Herriman retired from an engineering career to take up the pen. She hasn’t looked back. A twice-published novelist, her upcoming release, No Comfort for the Lost (NAL/August 2015) is the first in her ‘A Mystery of Old San Francisco’ series. When not writing, she enjoys singing with various choral groups and eating dark chocolate. After two decades in Arizona, she now lives in her home state of Ohio with her family.
Before beginning her writing career in earnest, Donna MacMeans kept books of a different nature. A certified public accountant, she recently abandoned the exciting world of debits and credits to return to her passion: writing witty and sensuous romances. Her debut novel, The Education of Mrs. Brimley, won the 2006 Golden Heart for Best Long Historical. Her second book, The Trouble with Moonlight, won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for historical love and laughter. Originally from Towson, Maryland, she now resides in central Ohio with her husband, two adult children and her kitty keyboard companion, Shadow.Visit her website at https://www.donnamacmeans.com
Janie lives in Ohio with her fantastically supportive husband, two kids and Heinz 57 dog. She loves antique malls almost as much as a good romance novel. Her most recent release is an American Historical Romance, Risking Love, the first book in the New Beginnings Trilogy. Janie also has three contemporary romance novellas available. To learn more about Janie and her books visit www.JanieMason.com
Rose Maybud is a retired lawyer who enjoys singing opera in the shower. She is a whole-hearted fan of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan, although she has never performed in any of their comic operas. She earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1994.
Currently she resides in Central Ohio.
A technical writer by day, Jan Scarbrough spends her nights writing romance. Jan has written for Kensington and ImaJinn Books, and currently writes for Resplendence Publishing. She is a member of Novelist, Inc. The mother of two grown children, Jan considers herself a very “young” grandmother. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with three rescued dogs, one rescued cat, and a husband she rescued fifteen years ago. Jan rides American Saddlebred horses for fun and recreation. Follow Jan on Twitter @romancerider or visit her website www.janscarbrough.com.
Kat Sheridan is a former information technology worker and project manager. She is analytical, serious, logical, accidentally funny, and a secret romantic. She’s fond of books, big words, coffee, cupcakes, and shiny things. Her thinking cap is a tiara. Kat splits her time between the Midwest in the summer and the South in the winter, sharing her home with the love of her life and an exceedingly dignified Shih Tzu. She loves to hear from readers, and can be contacted through her website at www.KatSheridan.com. You can also follow her on Facebook as Kat Sheridan and twitter @KatSheridan.
Caro has at various times been an army brat, a librarian, a poet, a raiser of children, a nun, a bird watcher, an Internet and Web services manager, a conference speaker, an indexer, a tech writer, a genealogist, and, of course, a romantic. She has sailed through the English channel while it was still mined from WWII, stood on the walls of Troy, searched Scotland for the location of an entirely fictional castle (and found it), climbed the steps to the Parthenon, floated down the Thames from the tower to Greenwich, shopped in the Ginza, lost herself in the Louvre, gone on a night tour of the Singapore zoo, walked in the Black Forest, and explored the underground cistern of Istanbul. By far the biggest adventure has been forty-five years of marriage to a prince among men.
Oberon Wonch began scribbling stories at an early age, in the hopes of delighting readers the way her favorite books delighted her. While studying folklore and literature from around the world, she decided it was definitely a happy ending that offered the most satisfying read. Now a two-time RWA® Golden Heart® finalist, she writes historical and contemporary romance from her home in Indiana, where she keeps company with her college sweetheart husband, two fluffy white doglets, and a garden full of flowers, herbs, and only the occasional weed. Learn more about Oberon by visiting www.oberonwonch.com. You can also follow her on Facebook as Oberon Wonch, Author.