Lisa Kleypas is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five historical romances, as well as the March 2007 release of her first contemporary novel for St. Martins Press, titled “Sugar Daddy.” Her books have earned two RITA awards, and multiple appearances on the New York Times list as well as Publishers Weekly and USA today. She is published in sixteen languages, not including Texan. Lisa is happily married and has two above average children, not to mention a group of exceptional friends. Send Lisa an email.
Consistently praised for her “adult romances,” Brockway has received coveted Publishers Weekly starred reviews and unqualified recommendations from Library Journal, as well as two starred reviews from the Library Journal’s organ, BOOKLIST. An eight time finalist for Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award, Brockway has twice been its recipient. Her 2001 title, The Bridal Season was voted Romance Writers of America’s Favorite Book of the Year. A New York Times best-selling author, Connie lives a humble life of servitude and self-abjuration in Minnesota and is eager to see if anyone actually read this far in her bio.
New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd's thirty-two novels have been translated into fourteen languages, featured by Doubleday Book Club, recorded on Books on Tape for the Blind, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina.) Publishers Weekly praises her style that "showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling." Join her mailing list at www.christinadodd.com . Christina's contact info: email@example.com
Teresa Medeiros is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels. As an only child and Army brat, she was frequently alone, but seldom lonely because she always had her books and her imaginary friends to entertain her.
Becoming a romance writer was a natural progression for her. The only thing she loved more than the craft of writing was falling in love. She was the only 13-year-old on the block who found John-Boy Walton hopelessly sexy and her first attempt at a historical romance came when she was 12 and featured a pirate captain named Sir Donald Osmond. Her fate was decided when an English teacher ripped a historical romance out from under her literature book and pronounced it "trash", making her cry in front of the entire class. That same teacher now frequently invites her to speak to their local writer's group.
Some of you may wonder what the life of a successful writer is like. I hope it won't disappoint you to learn that Teresa is more likely to be found scooping out the litter box while plotting her next novel than wandering around the house in a pink feather boa, eating bon-bons. Teresa currently makes her home in Kentucky with her beloved husband and two highly neurotic cats.
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James is also a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New Jersey. All her romances must have been written in her sleep, because her days are taken up by caring for two children with advanced degrees in whining, a demanding guinea pig, two kittens, a fat dog, and a tumbledown house. Squawking is a great escape! Eloisa also hangs out on the Bulletin Board on her website, www.eloisajames.com.
Before selling her first book in 1989, Elizabeth Bevarly worked as a bartender, a waitress, a cashier, a salesclerk and an editorial assistant. (Never let anyone tell you a degree in English makes you unemployable.) Her books have been called everything from “supersteamy” (Cosmopolitan) to “fresh and funny” (Publishers Weekly) to “Better than anyone else’s” (her mother). She’s been nominated for the Rita Award and copped a National Readers’ Choice Award, and has appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. She’s been published in nineteen languages and sold in three dozen countries, and there are nearly ten million copies of her books in print worldwide. She really likes her job. A lot.
Kitty Kuttlestone was spawned sometime near the turn of the century. Reportedly (reported by herself, that is) she was one of the Associated Press's most valuable correspondents until it was discovered that the infamous Bay of Pigs situation had inadvertently arisen in part due to the fact that she was shacked up with Castro during the pertinent hours. After the AP asked her to leave, she kicked around the world until the Squawkers realized the criminal waste of talent going on and signed her on as their sometime guest blog interviewer.