Meet Our Authors!
Annabeth Albert has been hooked on romance ever since Laura gave Almanzo permission to kiss her goodnight. It wasn’t too long after that Annabeth started sneaking romances where a whole lot more than kissing happens. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer in a variety of subgenres. A long-time member of Romance Writers of America, she is also active in the Rainbow Romance Writers chapter.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
She often tweets about her latest online bargain finds, newest keeper shelf books, and other random tidbits and loves chatting with readers and other writers. @AnnabethAlbert
You can also find her at www.AnnabethAlbert.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnabethAlbert
Danita Cahill is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer. At age 14 she sold her flute and bought a word processer to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Danita lives in the Pacific NW on a small Oregon farm with her husband, two sons and their animals – a horse, several cats and guinea pigs, a herd of alpacas, and two dogs. Danita stays busy working on magazine assignments and her next book. She’s a member of the Central Oregon Writers Guild, Willamette Writers Guild and several online writers’ groups.
Karen Duvall lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She’s an award winning author published with Harlequin Luna and is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series with an Alice in Wonderland twist.
Genie Gabriel‘s a crazy optimist whose rose-colored glasses have bent frames and cracked lenses. When life kicks her in the teeth, she finds miracles and lessons she refused to learn an easier way.
In fact, she lives with a small herd of miracles in the furry forms of dogs, who are constantly trying to teach her to forgive, to play more, and to love without limits.
She writes about people who find courage and integrity in the darkest times of their lives, who rescue stray dogs and kittens, who find a person they would willingly give their lives for, and who make their little corners of the world a better place.
Wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; award winning author Paty Jager and her husband currently ranch 350 acres when not dashing around visiting their children and grandchildren. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.
Paty is a member of Romance Writers of America®, COWG, EOWG, and EPIC. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 EPPIE for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake, the second book of the spirit trilogy, was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraCoolLee.com
Learn more about Terry at www.TerryMcLaughlin.com
Meggan McQuaid, always a voracious fiction reader, was thumpty-bumping along one day, reading a lovely romance novel she had just picked up, when she came across a badly written page. Hmm, she mused. Then, about a chapter later, there was another. Then later, another. Well humph, she thought. I could do better than this. Since Meggan always looked for the kissing and loving in every story she read, she chose to write romance. Since she loved dragons and faeries and magic, she chose to build her own fantasy world. She sat down, full of hubris and chutzpah, and began to write.
Meggan learned quickly that writing a story is not as simple as she thought, and apologizes to that long ago author for thinking her inept. In the meantime, Meggan has created a delightful world of thousand-foot tall sentient trees, wicked-fast eight-legged tigers with round mouths full of serrated teeth, small brown fae that meddle and pry and build little houses with tesseracts inside, and happy, miserable, clever, witless, fearless, terrified people trying to find their one true loves.
Learn more about Meggan at www.facebook.com/Meggan.Mcquaid
Learn more about Sarah at SarahRaplee.blogspot.com
Deborah Wright followed her inner geek to a degree in Computer Science and a career in Silicon Valley, but after becoming a casualty of a corporate buyout, she turned her focus to her first love: writing. Now, instead of writing code, she can be found in front of her computer creating new worlds and telling stories she hopes to one day be fortunate enough to share.
Deborah’s steampunk novel, THE LAZARUS GAMBIT, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America® 2012 Golden Heart contest in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category.
Learn more about Christine at ChristineYoung-RomanceWriter.blogspot.com