Kathleen Harrington – winner of the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award – has touched the hearts of readers across the country and the world with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill. Her fabulous heroes have garnered the K.I.S.S. (Knight in Shining Silver) Award. Kathleen lives in Southern California. Her latest book, BLACK RAVEN’S LADY, Book 3 of the Highland Lairds Trilogy, is now on-sale.
Follow Kathy at www.kathleenharrington.com.
Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel. This early addiction stuck, and she discovered one day that telling great stories was even more fun than reading them. Today she writes stories with happy endings her own way- with a dash of magic that means anything can happen.
When she’s not writing, you can find her (still in Southern California) occupied with one of the following activities: a) wine-tasting, hiking or otherwise hanging out with her hot husband, b) walking her two high-maintenance dogs, c) plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or d) working at her day job in her spare time. Follow Jill at www.JillJaynes.com
When Ottilia Scherschel started sixth grade, she learned her fifth language. Her immigrant parents wandered throughout Europe and Latin America, waiting for papers to enter the United States. Today, she lives in Southern California. After a successful career in international communications, she took up writing romantic suspense stories set in foreign climes.
Her first novel DARING THE DRAGON, takes place in China and her second, A KISS TOO LONG, is set in Hungary and Italy. You can read one of her short stories in ROMANCING THE PAGES, an anthology by the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Ottilia loves to pack a suitcase and can get by for two weeks with a carry-on and five wardrobe pieces. She travels to visit family, friends and any food or wine purveyor around the world. When she is not writing, she can be found at the movies, at the gym, or in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends.
Barb DeLong, long-time member of the Orange County Chapter/Romance Writers of America, is a member of RWA’s PRO community. She has been writing one thing or another for as long as she can remember. Her stories have won and finalled in several contests, and she published a short story in the Romancing the Pages anthology. Barb is currently working on a humorous paranormal romance series called Charmed by a Witch.
She’s excited to share with you the magic of love, laughter and happily ever after!
Shelley Bleackley was twenty-two when writing became a passion. She’s been doing it
in one form or another ever since. As a technical writer, she published science articles for magazines, grant proposals, software manuals, and online help systems. She published novels for children under the pen name Angela Myron, and won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for her first novel, Ennara and the Fallen Druid.
Shelley is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In her spare time, she makes book trailers for friends and volunteers for YARWA. Visit Shelley at www.shelleybleackley.com and www.angelamyron.com.
Valerie Millette, w/a Katie Keelor, is a native of Canada and Southern California transplant. She considers herself a “creative” person—a business manager by trade but every chance she gets, you will find her messing around in her “atelier” where the writing and creating takes place.
‘Katie’s” current historical/time travel romance novel, SWEPT AWAY, takes place in 1860’s and 2015 Sacramento, California. And, to satisfy her passion for genealogy and family history, a short story, MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE, takes the reader to the 1930’s swing era.
Jann Ryan grew up with the smell of orange blossoms in Orange County in sunny Southern California, where she has lived her entire life and dreamed up stories since she was a young girl. Never an avid reader, she was in her thirties when she picked up her first romance quite by accident. She fell in love with happily ever after and has been reading romances ever since.
Wanting to put pen to paper, Jann joined Romance Writers of America. Currently, she is working on a romantic suspense series set in Stellar Bay, a fictitious town along the California central coast to fulfill her publishing dream.