Jo Barrett earned a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin and a law degree from Georgetown. She's a former Capitol Hill staffer for a congressman and following that, she worked at a law School in New York City.
Caprice Crane is an American screenwriter and novelist who divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Susan Donovan's novels have won accolades for being witty, sexy, and entertaining. A former newspaper reporter with journalism degrees from Northwestern University, Susan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into dozens of languages. Susan is a two-time RITA Award finalist and her novel Take A Chance On Me was named Best Contemporary Romance of 2003 by Romantic Times. She lives in New Mexico with her assorted pets, and a view of the stunning mountains from her office. Follow her on Twitter @SDonovanAuthor and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SusanDonovanFanPage.
Whitney Gaskell grew up in Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Tulane Law School, she worked for several years as a reluctant lawyer before ditching it all to become a writer. She lives with her husband and son Florida.
Rachel Gibson's storytelling career began at the age of sixteen when she ran her Chevy Vega into the side of a hill, and told her parents she'd been the victim of a hit and run. They believed her, and she's been telling stories ever since. Rachel has three children and still lives in her native Boise, Idaho. When not writing, she can be found boating on Payette Lake with Mr. Gibson, shopping for shoes, or forcing her love on an ungrateful cat. Visit her at www.rachelgibson.com.
Kristin Harmel contributes regularly to a variety of magazines, including People, Glamour and Health and is the "Lit Chick" on the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz. She has lived in Paris, New York, Boston and Miami and now splits her time between Orlando and Los Angeles.
Dorothy Howell was inspired to write her first novel, HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE by her crazed obsession with designer purses. She lives in Southern California, where there is, thankfully, no rehab program for handbag addiction. Visit her website at www.DorothyHowellNovels.com.
Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews is a former journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the author of SAVANNAH BLUES, LITTLE BITTY LIES, and HISSY FIT. She Lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Nina Killham was born in Washington, D.C. and now lives in London with her husband and their two young children.
Kate Lace went to one, all-girls' school from 4 -18 and left to join the army where the ratio of men to women (500:1) was much more satisfactory. In the next few years she met her husband, moved countless times and discovered extreme sports. When, after eight years of marriage, she fell pregnant and had to give her job up, she produced three children in four-and-a-half years and wrote a book taking the micky out of being an army wife. Luckily even the army liked the book so her husband kept his job until he decided that 17 moves were more than enough and it was time to stop. Kate now writes romantic novels (she has had 14 published), lives in her own home in Oxfordshire where she has put down roots, got to know her neighbours and looks after her cats, kids and husband (not listed in any order of priority) as well as working for the Romantic Novelists' Association. She was chairman of the RNA from 2007-2009 and captained the RNA's team in University Challenge - The Professionals in 2005.
Marisa Mackle was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. She is the author of Irish bestsellers MR RIGHT FOR THE NIGHT and SO LONG, MR WRONG! as well as CONFESSIONS OF AN AIR HOSTESS, THE MILE HIGH GUY and MANHUNT. She divides her time between Spain and Ireland.
Janet Mullany was raised in England by half of an amateur string quartet and now lives near Washington, DC. Persecuted from an early age for reading too long in the bathroom, she still loves books and is an avid and eclectic reader. She has worked as an archaeologist, classical music radio announcer, arts publicist, and for a small press.
Ellen was born in New York City and graduated from Northwestern University in 1999. She is a former columnist for online magazine Shinygun.com and currently writes for television. Ellen divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Amanda Trimble is an award-winning copywriter. She grew up in Illinois, and now lives in San Francisco.