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GEORGIA C. HAYNES has an academic background in social work, counseling and psychology and now puts her energies into her writing career.  She lives in Texas with her husband and likes to share stories of her precocious granddaughters.  She began by writing poetry, moved to children's stories, then realized she longed to write romance.  And if a bit of mystery or paranormal was involved, it was all to the better.  She has won numerous awards and hopes readers enjoy her brand of magic making.

CAROLEE JOY is an award-winning author of romantic suspense, paranormal and contemporary romances. SECRET LEGACY won a Golden Quill for Best Romantic Suspense and a nomination for Best First Book.  BY AN ELDRITCH SEA, from Authorlink Press, was a Golden Heart Finalist and won third place in the KOD Daphne du Maurier contest. Wild Angel was nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Quill, Rising Star, Orange Rose and the Bookseller's Best. The sequel, WILD FIRE AND ICE CREAM,  received a 4 Star Review from Romantic Times magazine.  Check out her latest romantic thriller, A KISS BEFORE DARK, available now at Amazon

TAMI COWDEN always wanted to be a writer but practiced law for ten years before pursuing her dream. Since then, her articles and short stories have appeared in national and online publications. A double-finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart contest sponsored by the Romance Writers of America, Tami won the gold for Best Traditional Romance. Tami is co-author of THE COMPLETE WRITER'S GUIDE TO HEROES AND HEROINES, a guide to the 16 heroic literary archetypes. Tami has presented programs at RWA National Conferences and at writing workshops around the country. She has taught writing at the University of Colorado and currently teaches at the University of Denver. She is now working toward a Masters in English with an emphasis in teaching writing. 

BETSY NORMAN is a former accountant turned at-home mom with over thirty short stories and two monthly humor columns to her credit. She maintains her sanity and sense of whimsy through creative outlets such as writing, cake decorating and crafts. Blessed with three lively children and a husband who endearingly encourages her to "sell those books" whenever she suggests they re-do the kitchen or basement, Betsy relies on defying gravity to juggle home and career successfully. After twelve years of marriage to her "Nordic Prince," Betsy still believes in love at first sight.

SU KOPIL believes that dreams can come true. Although constantly seeking new venues to express her creativity, including woodworking, painting, and gardening, writing has always remained her primary focus. Her earliest inspirations run the gamut from Harriet the Spy to Bilbo Baggins to Hercule Poirot. A multi-published writer, Su's articles, interviews, and short stories have appeared in both online and print publications. She is the editor of Yellow Sticky Notes, a print magazine for readers and writers, and is a contributing editor to SPIN the journal of World Romance Writers. A native of New Jersey, Su now lives on three acres in the rural southeast with her husband, two dogs, Timberwolf and Sage, and their ferret, Lakota. Su loves when her email box is bulging with letters from readers. You can reach her at: SuKopil@aol.com.

SUSAN D. BROOKS loves to weave historical facts into her writing, which gives her an excuse to spend time visiting historical sites and researching obscure incidents from the past. Although much of what she learns doesn't make it into the pages of her published work, she feels richer for knowing more about the people who molded the foundation of today's world. She has written non-fiction articles and short stories for several online publications.  Susan lives and writes on the east coast with her real life hero, her adorable son, and her two canine companion

CHARLOTTE SCHRECK BURNS most recent literary honor includes the Directors' Award from Ozark Creative Writers.  Look for more of Charlotte's work in 121 NORTH, a collection of short stories from the North Texas Professional Writers Association available through Amazon, www.amazon.com or from any major bookseller.

MADI RYAN LEE, a.k.a ELAINE MOORE is an award-winning novelist of horror and romance.  Her award-winning short story, "Last Dance at Twilight" appeared in the premier issue of NEW AMERICAN REVIEW, a literary digest of short contemporary fiction, poetry and essays. 

 

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