Vicki Lewis Thompsom, Roz Denny Fox, Georgina Devon, Judy Duarte
Denise A. Agnew
Denise A. Agnew's award-winning novels have been described as suspenseful, erotic, edgy, thrilling, romantic, adventurous. Romantic Times Book Review Magazine called her romantic suspense novels "top-notch" and her erotic romance Primordial received the magazine's Top Pick. She enjoys writing paranormal, time travel, romantic comedy, contemporary, historical and erotic romance. Denise lives in Arizona with her real-life hero, her husband.
Laurie Schnebly Campbell
Laurie Schnebly Campbell, a Tucson native and graduate of Catalina High School and the University of Arizona, has lived through everything from Second Book Syndrome to winning Romantic Times' Best Special Edition of the Year award. She also writes for a Phoenix ad agency. With seven books under her belt, "people ask how I find time to do all that and I tell them it's easy. I never clean my house!"
Elaine Charton began writing in 1991 and sold her first book in 2003. She has twice been a finalist for the prestigious EPPIE Award from the Electronic Publishing Internet Connection. Her current book EZ Lovin' is about a former Texan working in Boston and the very proper Boston Brahmin he is forced to work with. It is the first in the Mac's Men trilogy. The second book, Pandora's Justice, about a survivor of spousal abuse and the man who helps protect her from a stalker, will be available in October 2008.
Michael Charton intrigued an editor while at a writers' conference with his idea for a story exploring what made James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' infamous arch-enemy, into the Napoleon of Crime. Three months later, That Meddlesome Holmes was born. A member of RWA and Saguaro Romance Writers, Charton is also a long-time member of Toastmasters International and is on the Board of Directors of the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.
Georgina Devon believes reading should always be a good time, with lots of wit, sensuality, laughs and the occasional sigh or tear. Read excerpts her newest Harlequin Romances, Betrayal and Her Rebel Lord. She also writes under the name Amber Kaye. On her website she writes: I promise you a good time and happily ever after. What more could you possibly want? Grab a Coke, a cup of decaf tea, some milk chocolate or jelly beans. You can grab whatever makes you smile, then settle in and surf for awhile.
Judy Duarte has written more than two dozen books for several publishers. Her first book was Cowboy Courage, released in 2002, and she won the prestigious National Readers' Choice Award for The Rich Man's Son in 2005. Mulberry Park is her single-title debut for Kensington Books, and a novella, A Mulberry Park Christmas, will appear in a Christmas anthology also featuring stories by Fern Michaels and JoAnn Ross in November 2008. Her second single-title inspirational novel will be published in early 2009.
Roz Denny Fox is working on her 47th book for Harlequin Books, since selling her first Harlequin Romance in 1989. Her books have appeared on the Waldenbook and B. Dalton lists, and in the top 100 romances listed by Bookscan. Her second book, Romantic Notions, was nominated for the Romance Writers' of America Rita Award. She's also had books nominated for the Holt Medallion, the Golden Quill, and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers' Published "Laurie".
Patricia Knoll was born and raised in Morenci, Arizona where she grew up hearing intriguing stories about the colorful characters of the Southwest. She sold her first book, which subsequently won the Romance Writers of America RITA award, in 1984 and has written 25 books for Harlequin/Silhouette and Kensington. Besides being a writer, Patricia is also a reading specialist at a Tucson elementary school.
Jill Knowles writes romance, horror and fantasy. She currently has short stories published in both the United States and England, and has two full-length erotic romances and an erotic novella published by Loose-Id. Her next book, Burning Kisses will be out early in 2009. In her spare time, she makes fine silver chain jewelry and is learning glassblowing. She lives in Tucson, Arizona and is owned by far too many cats.
Sherrill Quinn, a native of Ohio, has lived in Tucson since 2000 and is delighted to call the Old Pueblo home. Her job as a human resources professional requires that she write rather dry stuff compared to her passion - fiction with a happily-ever-after. She began to write seriously in early 2005, beginning with electronic publishers Whiskey Creek Press, Liquid Silver Books and New Concepts Publishing. Since then she has added Amber Quill Press and Ellora's Cave to the list of electronic publishers and recently signed a 3-book deal with New York publisher Kensington.
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Vicki Lewis Thompson, a New York Times bestseller, sold her first book 26 years ago. She's written more than 90 books for Dell, Harlequin, Bantam, St. Martin's Press, and NAL in both series romance and single title. She hit all the major bestseller lists when Nerd in Shining Armor was Kelly Ripa's book club pick in 2003. Besides being an eight-time RITA nominee, she's won numerous Romance Writers of America chapter contests, and in 2008 she received RWA's highest honor, the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.