Born and raised in Hawaii, Sara Ackerman studied journalism and later earned graduate degrees in psychology and Oriental Medicine. She blames Hawaii for her addiction to writing, and sees no end to its untapped stories.
Gabrielle loves a good villain… and writing about them too. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Screenwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. When she’s not writing, Gabrielle is traveling the globe or exploring her hometown of New York City.
Annabeth Albert is a Pacific Northwest writer of contemporary LGBTQ romance, including the award-winning Portland Heat series as well as the popular #gaymers, Perfect Harmony and Out of Uniform series with more works in the pipeline.
Catherine Alford is a family finance expert and award winning writer who helps women recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband and five year old twins.
Jessica Altieri is an award-winning certified wine and water sommelier and is changing the way consumers experience beverages around the globe. Jessica is the first and “only” water sommelier hired by the iconic hospitality brand, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts. A Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, Jessica has appeared on CNBC, ABC, WGN and ESPN Radio and can be seen and heard preaching her mantra: “Wine Is Just A Conversation Waiting To Happen.”
In addition to writing books, David Amerland also advises a handful of companies globally, blogs for Forbes, Imassera, and Social Media Today, and writes for a number of high profile magazines and newspapers. In addition to his main website, be sure to visit his other site focusing specifically on The Sniper Mind.
Bryan Anderson is an Iraq War veteran, triple amputee, Quantum Rehab, USA Cares Spokesperson, author, actor, and Gary Sinise foundation ambassador.
Brooklyn Ann is a former grease-monkey turned paranormal romance author. She has an Associate's in English and an Associate's in Automotive Technology. Aside from being a full time novelist, she works as a freelance editor.
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature. She lives in sunny Mexico with her family and writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.
Aimee Aristotelous is a certified nutrition professional who specializes in weight management. She also provides nutrition seminars to health and fitness organizations, corporate wellness programs, medical offices, and schools.
Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of monsters—both real and fantastical--while safely locked away in her writing cabin.
Writing stories with strong relationship threads, Tibby Armstrong enjoys her romance with a healthy helping of steam.
Dr. Karen Aronian, Ed.D.
Dr. Karen Aronian, Ed.D. is an award-winning educator and parenting expert who considers “All people to be teachers” and believes, “Every place can be a learning space!” Her firm Aronian Education Design LLC, creates irresistible child-centered environments for academic, corporate, and private clientele. Dr. Karen is a sought after speaker and columnist who appears regularly in international print and media.
Joy Avery is a Contemporary Romance Author who loves writing, reading, cake decorating and pretending to expertly play the piano.
Sidney Ayers loves infusing her stories with humor. What would the world be without a little bit of laughter? She writes a plethora of genres, ranging from historical, to paranormal, to contemporary.
Bob Batchelor is a cultural historian and biographer. He has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, Kobe Bryant, and John Updike. Batchelor’s books have been translated into a dozen languages. He has appeared as an on-air commentator for The National Geographic Channel, PBS NewsHour, and NPR.
DD Barant is a Canadian author who also writes under the pen-names Donn Cortez and Don DeBrandt. Born in Saskatchewan, he currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to North America, his books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. His influences include Spider Robinson and John D. MacDonald, among others.
Erin Bartels is the author of We Hope for Better Things. She has been a finalist for both the Women’s Fiction Writers Association's 2015 Rising Star Award and The Saturday Evening Post's 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. She lives in a little old brick house in Michigan's capital city, nestled somewhere between angry protesters downtown and couch-burning frat boys at nearby Michigan State University. And yet, she claims it is really quite peaceful.
A former middle school teacher, Casie Bazay now writes contemporary and speculative fiction for young adults. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two kids, five cats, three horses, two dogs, and two chickens. In addition to writing novels, Casie also writes freelance and blogs, mainly about horses.
Michelle Belanger writes both fiction and non-fiction. She's a member of the vampire community and a psychic seen regularly on the television series Paranormal State. She’s been featured on programs on HBO, the History Channel, and CNN, and teaches classes around the country on dreamwalking, energy exchange, and spirit communication.
R.S. (Rod) Belcher is an award-winning newspaper and magazine editor and reporter. Rod has been a private investigator, a DJ, a comic book store owner and has degrees in criminal law, psychology and justice and risk administration, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He's done Masters work in Forensic Science at The George Washington University.
Heatherly Bell is the author of the Heroes of Fortune Valley contemporary romance series and the Starlight Hill series.
She drinks coffee, craves cupcakes, and occasionally wears real pants.
Bestselling, award-winning author Jules Bennett has written for multiple publishing houses including Berkley, Kensington, The Wild Rose Press, Samhain Publishing, and Harlequin Desire.
Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee TJ Bennett writes "outside the box" historical romance featuring richly detailed settings and unusual subjects.
Colorado author Carol Berg is a former software engineer whose hobby of writing fantasy novels took her in directions she never expected. Since her first novel was published in 2000, she has garnered international acclaim for her intelligent stories, complex characters, and lyrical prose.
Kathy Bertone is an author, speaker, and TV guest. She writes in an attempt to help all of us have better times with the people we love the most—our family and friends.