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Rebecca Grace Allen
Rebecca Grace Allen is a Barnes and Noble and Amazon bestselling author of hot, heart-breaking romance, and is a firm believer in happily-ever-afters. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison as well as of Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. A caffeine addict and gym rat, she lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. Rebecca is the Vice President of Capital Region Romance Writers of America.
Notable Titles: His Contract, Her Claim, The Duality Principle
Frankie Y. Bailey
Frankie Y. Bailey is a faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY). Her areas of academic research and writing are crime and mass media/popular culture, and crime history. Her non-fiction books about crime and detective fiction have received nominations for Edgar, Macavity, and Anthony awards. She is the author of a mystery series featuring crime historian Lizzie Stuart. Her new near-future police procedural series is set in Albany, New York. She is a past executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America and the immediate past president of Sisters in Crime.
Notable Titles: The Red Queen Dies
Kathryn R. Biel
Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn R. Biel hails from Upstate New York where her most important role is being mom and wife to an incredibly understanding family who don’t mind fetching coffee and living in a dusty house. In addition to being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage insurance companies to fund her client’s needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Kathryn is the author of over a dozen women’s fiction, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and chick lit works, including the award-winning books, Live for This and Made for Me. Please follow Kathryn on her website, www.kathrynrbiel.com and sign up for her newsletter at bit.ly/KRBNews.
Notable Titles: Live for This, Made for Me, Ready for Whatever
Anna C. Bowling
Anna C. Bowling read her first historical romance at age eleven and knew she’d found what she wanted to read and write for the rest of her life. She considers writing historical romance the best way to travel through time and make the voices in her head pay rent.
Notable Titles: Orphans in the Storm
Born in a working class family in upstate New York, Tim Buktu only exceeded in daydreaming as a youth. While still in his teens, he took part in a government sponsored expedition to Southeast Asia to study the psychedelic properties of indigenous plant life. (Pot smoker in Viet Nam) Quite sober on the night he was wounded, returned to US with severe hearing loss in right ear and minor loss in left. Foundered in college, dropped out to deliver the mail for thirty-one years while writing Godawful manuscripts and sending them over the transom to editors but never published. Lucky You! Today, he’s self published and still trying.
Notable Titles: Sour Women, Moonshine and Whybabe, Loving Gabby Law
Kari Cole is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her action-packed stories have earned several awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®, Kiss of Death’s Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and Toronto Romance Writers’ Catherine. She lives in upstate New York with her college sweetheart, two way-too-smart-for-their-own-good sons, and a ridiculous labradoodle named for the bravest of Star Wars heroes, Artoo.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Capital Region Romance Writers, the Golden Network, Kiss of Death, and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters.
Notable Titles: Hunt the Moon, Touch the Sky
Evy De Winter
Evy De Winter has been a walk of shame (up all hours of the night reading) romance addict since the tender age of 12. Shortly after finishing Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret? in eighth grade, she jumped head first into Kathleen’s Surrender by Nan Ryan, which led to her Kathleen Woodwiss obsession. She devoured everything that crossed her path: historical, contemporary, and suspense.
She experienced a reset of magical proportions. Gone were her childhood dreams of becoming a runway model (at 5’4”) or the lead singer of a girl band (birds fall from the sky when she sing). She compulsively began to fill notebooks with wild tales in which her heroine always found her happily ever after.
Today, those treasured stories are packed away in a special trunk waiting to be reworked (watch out YA). She is currently writing her first contemporary romance with plenty of laughs and unique characters.
She has the privilege of sharing her life with four sons, an English husband, German Shepherds, and tuxedo cat near Lake George, New York. When her fingers aren’t clacking away at a keyboard, you can find her hiking, running, knitting, reading, traveling, and Pinteresting her heart out.
Joe Di Bari
Joe Di Bari grew up in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Lehman College of CUNY. Teaching science for twenty-six years in urban school settings, including Troy and New York City, kept him young in mind. He is still in contact with many of his former students who remind him every day that he made the correct career choice. His motto is: “Teach someone something everyday and you will learn.” Joe is a great storyteller. He has been published as a poet, short story writer and songwriter. His “Beyond” Series is available at https://www.joedibari.com/about.html
Notable Titles: Beyond Centerfield, Beyond A Masterpiece and Beyond Murder
Glen was a professor of philosophy for over thirty years. Most recently he retired from teaching at a small university in western Massachusetts. For much of that time he has also written mystery and suspense fiction, starting with books for young adults and moving on to writing for adults. He has had over thirty books published, fifteen of them in the last fifteen years as time has allowed him to write more. All are cozy in nature and suitable for any reader. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife. His hobbies include reading (of course) and going to the gym. He and his wife also look forward to traveling to Maine and Cape May, New Jersey for their needed dose of the beach.
Notable Titles: Seaside Secrets A Body in My Office Death of a Survivalist
Ginny Frost writes contemporary romance with a sexy, funny kick. In her down time, she plays clerk at the local library—the perfect job to feed her reading addiction. She lives in upstate NY with her very own kindhearted ogre, their two smart and sassy daughters and an evil cat named Flash.
Notable Titles: The Bar Scene, Swindled
Jean C. Gordon
For Amazon Bestselling sweet and inspirational romance author Jean C. Gordon, writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native small-town Upstate New York, where she sets many of her books.
They share a 175-year-old farmhouse just south of Albany, NY, with their daughter and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and a menagerie of pets. Their son lives nearby. While Jean creates stories, her family grows organic fruits and vegetables and tends the livestock de jour.
A founding member of the Capital Region Romance Writers (Albany, NY), Jean currently serves as membership director. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and its Faith, Hope and Love Chapter, and Novelists, Inc.
Jean is currently working on a Christmas novella for the Small Town Christmas Wishes multi-author series, releasing this fall, and is looking forward to writing a second book in the Sweet Promise Press No Brides Club series.
Notable Titles: Sweet Horizons, Sweet Entanglement, and No Time for Apologies
Terry Graham has been imagining love stories since she began playing with Barbie and Ken. In high school, she read Barbara Cartland along with Dickens, Austen, Asimov and everything else she could get her hands on. After two careers; as a chemist and a computer programmer, she retired to try her hand at writing. Terry lives in upstate New York, with her cat Amber. She’s divorced, with a grown son who makes it all worthwhile.
Notable Titles: A Matter of Manners
Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing. Her stories include futuristic romances and erotic contemporaries, and almost all of them include hints of either science or art.
When she isn’t writing, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, crafting, and playing board games. She lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.
Notable Titles: Seven Nights To Surrender, Take What You Want, Get What You Need
Evi Kline is a lapsed theatre person who writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction in the Berkshires. Her stories feature bold, creative women who color outside the lines.
Notable Accomplishments: Finalist in 2017 and 2019 Golden Heart contest. Winner of 2017 Fire and Ice contest.
Autumn Jones Lake
Autumn Jones Lake is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over twenty novels including the popular Lost Kings MC series. Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she believes true love stories never end.
Notable Titles: Lost Kings MC series
Marie Lark is a part-time teacher and a rest-of-the-time writer. She lives with her very respectable husband and very tiny dog in an old house that has many stories of its own. Her favorite hobbies are tai chi and yoga, gardening, and cooking. When not figuring out how to put her PhD in political science to use, she can be found with her journal or laptop, dreaming in the worlds she builds for her characters.
Notable Titles: Indelible Ink
Lisa Lewis lives in upstate New York with her husband, two daughters, and three cats. Throughout her life, and especially during the years she worked as a high school science teacher, she often escaped reality listening to music and reading romance novels. In her first novel, Lisa has finally brought those two loves together for others to enjoy.
Notable Titles: Love’s Road Home
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Deborah Nolan writes sweet romances and romantic suspense. Although she is a lawyer by training and still has a few active cases in Columbia County’s Family Court, her first love is writing. With her husband, she divides her time between Hudson, NY and NYC. She is a member of PAN and has two books published by Montlake, Suddenly Lily and Conflict of Interest, and one with Desert Breeze Publishing, Second Act for Carrie Armstrong.
Lucinda Race is a life long fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of one day becoming a writer. As life twists and turns, she found herself writing nonfiction articles but still longing to turn to her true passion, romantic fiction. After developing the story line for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Clicking computer keys two novellas and two novels have been self-published in the series.
Lucinda lives, with her husband Rick, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. Her writing is contemporary, fresh, and engaging.
A three-time RWA Golden Heart® nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in the small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the several nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod.
Thomasine is represented by Stefanie Lieberman of Janklow and Nesbit Associates.
Notable Titles: The Lady Who Saw Too Much
A teacher, librarian, and amateur historian, Carol Storm got her start writing erotic and historical romance for PHAZE books and NOBLE romance. 2014 was a breakout year for Carol, with HOUSE ARREST, CRYSTAL AND GOLD, and LOVE BEYOND TIME all released to great acclaim and on sale now at Blushing Books!
Notable Titles: Demarco’s Captive