Emma Allan is the pseudonym of an established author of erotic fiction.
Stephanie Ash is the author of erotic fiction.
Zoë Barnes’ varied career included stints as a hearing-aid technician, shorthand teacher, French translator and the worst accounts clerk in the entire world. When not writing her own novels, she translated other people’s and also works as a semi-professional singer. She died in autumn 2009.
Sarah Ball was born in Leicestershire in 1973. She’s worked as a chef in a vegetarian restaurant, home schooled her second child for a year, trained a guide dog and started an online craft business. She also writes novels and lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.
Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings. Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children grew up.
Her debut novel, The Apothecary’s Daughter, won the YouWriteOn Book of the Year Award in 2010, the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers, was shortlisted for the Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance in 2011 and won the RNA’s RoNA award, Historical Category, in 2013. Her second novel, The Painter’s Apprentice, was also shortlisted for Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance in 2012.
Judy Blume is the author of 23 bestselling novels. She lives on islands up and down the east coast with her husband, and spends summers on Martha’s Vineyard with her family.
Abigail Bosanko was the Tasting and Events Co-ordinator for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. She now combines tasting part-time with her writing
Alexa Caine is a pseudonym of an established writer of erotic fiction.
Francesca Clementis is the author of six novels published by Piatkus. In 2000 she received an Arts Council of England Writers’ Award and her novels have been translated into more than ten languages.
MaryJanice Davidson is the bestselling author of several books and lives with her husband and two children in Minneapolis.
Zara Devereux is the pseudonym of an established writer of erotic fiction
Christina Dodd writes romantic suspense, historical romance and paranormal romance. Her novels have been translated into twelve languages, won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA awards and been called the year’s best by Library Journal.
Christine Feehan has received numerous honours including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.
Gaelen Foley’s first novel was published in 1998 and she went on to win the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Historical Romance. Many awards later this USA Today bestselling author is now published in ten languages.
Carol Goodman’s work has appeared in such journals as LITERAL LATTE and OTHER VOICES. After graduation from Vassar College, she taught Latin in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction. She currently teaches writing and works as a writer-in-residence.
The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).
Thea Harrison is the pen name for author Teddy Harrison. Thea has travelled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. She has graduate degrees in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, but her first love has always been writing fiction.
Larissa Ione lives in Wisconsin with her husband and son. She is also the author of the Demonica, Lords of Deliverance, and Moonbound Clan series.
A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Jacqueline Jacques was born in wartime Wales and now lives in Essex with her husband. She is the author of five novels.
Darynda Jones’s writing has won her several awards, including a 2009 Golden Heart in the Paranormal Category for First Grave On The Right and the 2012 RITA awards for Best New Book. She lives in New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two sons.
Lisa Kleypas is the author of numerous historical and contemporary romance novels. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts and competed in the Miss America pageant. After graduating from Wellesley College she published her first novel at twenty-one. Lisa is married and has two children.
Catherine Jones (Kate Lace) is a British writer of romance novels since 1990. She also wrote as Kate Lace and as Annie Jones in collaboration. She is the twenty-fourth elected Chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Tobsha Learner was born and raised in England and has lived in both Australia and the USA. She is a playwright, poet and novelist.
Claire Lorrimer began writing at the age of ten, encouraged by her mother, the author Denise Robins. Her post as a subeditor on a woman’s magazine gave her an insight into the world of publishing, but it was during World War II that her writing career became firmly established. She subsequently turned to historical fiction and now lives in Rural Kent.
Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.
Writing is one of Shawntelle Madison’s first loves, besides web development. She is a die-hard geek who earned her undergraduate degree in Math from Iowa State University. (She even almost finished a degree in Russian Studies.) She’s a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), in particular the Missouri RWA and Young Adult RWA. She currently lives in Missouri with her husband and children.
Roxanne Morgan is the liberating pseudonym of an established author of science fiction and fantasy as well as erotica.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips has found fans all over the world with her warm and wonderful contemporary love stories that manage to touch hearts as well as funny bones. She lives in the Chicago suburbs and is the mother of two sons.
Mary Stanley was born in London and educated in Dublin. Graduating from Trinity College she has studied and worked in Italy, England, Malta, Ireland and Germany. She is the author of Retreat, Missing, Revenge, Searching for Home and The Umbrella Tree. She now lives in Dublin. For further information see www.marystanley.com
Dorothy Starr is the pseudonym of an established author of erotic fiction.
Mariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six novels and three novellas and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women’s fiction, and a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and two daughters amidst the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Susan Swann is the pseudonym of an established author of erotic fiction.
Janet Mary Tomson
Janet Mary Tomson was born on the Isle of Wight. After joining the Foreign Office and living in Geneva and Brussles, she moved back to the island where she lives with her husband.
Laura Wright is passionate about romantic fiction. Though she’s spent most of her life immersed in acting, singing and competitive ballroom dancing, when she found the world of writing and books and endless cups of coffee she knew she was home. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children.