Siri Caldwell writes fun lesbian romances with a contemporary voice. She was a 2014 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards finalist for Best Debut Novel for Angel’s Touch.
Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) poodle mix, Harry.
Ruth writes to delight her readers with heroic and passionate historical romance novels filled with magic, adventurous twists, and happy endings about women awakening to their power and the men who deserve them.
Marie Michelle Coleman is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author. Her debut novel, Bespoken, is the first in the Nightangel and Daydreamer series. She believes in the power of a compelling dream, the therapeutic merits of loud music, and the benefits of always being in the middle of reading a great book.
A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Her award-winning books are available in five languages. Diana has appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog Happily Ever After, MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.
Robin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance. A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut novel was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. When she’s not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love and stalking Joe Mangianello.
Misha Crews is the author of timeless tales of heart and home and exciting romantic suspense. Misha’s debut novel, “Homesong,” was published in 2008 and was a finalist for the Bronte Prize for Romantic Fiction. Her first contemporary romantic suspense, “Her Secret Bodyguard” went to the top of Amazon’s Hot New Releases in 2011.
Joy Daniels writes erotic romance and fantasy that is smart, sexy and down-to-Earth. Her debut novella “Revving Her Up” was released by Samhain in January 2013. She has also been published by Coliloquy Publishing and Riverdale Avenue Books. Before turning her keyboard to love and lust, she studied oceanography and spent her days trying to save the world one fish at a time.
PA DePaul writes angelic/demonic fantasy romance, contemporary romantic suspense, and erotica. As you can see by the list, the voices in her head are a diverse bunch who don’t care about genres–they just want their stories told. She belongs to both the Washington DC chapter and New Jersey chapter and is about to become the Treasurer for NJRW.
Lori Dillon (Published)
In a previous life, Lori worked as a graphic designer for fourteen years for the power company, occasionally venturing into nuclear power plants for her job (yes, nuclear plants need graphic designers, too). In her current existence, she weaves tales of the past, the present, and some places only magic can take you. Lori lives in Virginia with her engineering geek/hero husband, two kids who test her sanity on a daily basis, a dog named Hokie (named after the Virginia Tech Hokies, of course), and various other critters of the furred and finned variety.
Katherine Dotterer writes fantasy romance. When not writing, she enjoys reading anything she can find, singing in local choruses, and hiking in nearby parks.
Cecelia Dowdy is a world traveler who’s had several contemporary Christian romances and short stories published. She loves to read, write, and bake desserts in her spare time. She currently resides with her husband and young son in Maryland.
Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award. Now, Piper is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense.
Award-winning author Leigh Duncan spent years moving about the country, but now calls Central Florida’s east coast her home. Rancher’s Son, her fourth book for Harlequin American Romance is a December 2012 release; Rodeo Daughter was an RT Magazine Top Pick! for June 2012 and will soon be available in a Larger-Print edition. In addition to Washington Romance Writers, Leigh serves as the published author (PAN) liaison for the Space Coast Authors of Romance (Florida STAR).
Pintip Dunn writes futuristic young adult fiction about the choices that define us. She is a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.