GENRE(S): ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, MAFIA ROMANCE, CONTEMP. ROMANCE
I’m just a quirky, nerdy lady writing stories that are begging to be put on paper. I live in an adorable little town in Indiana with my amazing husband, our adorable daughter, and our two cats. When I’m not holed up in my office, you can find me reading, drinking coffee and tea, hanging out with my family and friends, baking, working on DIY projects around the house, and playing D&D. I have been obsessed with reading and writing from a very young age. Growing up, it was all about The Baby Sitter Club and then Harry Potter and then The Arrows of the Queen. I started writing my first novel in high school, my second novel in college, and after teaching for a while and starting a family, I decided to tackle the dream of becoming an author. The rest is history.
KIMBERLY M. RINGER/K.M. RINGER
GENRE(S): DARK ROMANCE, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, MAFIA ROMANCE, FANTASY/PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Kimberly M. Ringer lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, little human, and two furballs, Wall-E (a Jack Russell mix) and Pippin (a Pomeranian Terrier mix). When she isn’t writing, she is reading, playing with the dogs, playing video games or down at the beach. She’s a bit geeky and nerdy, so sci-fi references and other things going on in the science world will often end up in her stories.
GENRE(S): DYSTOPIAN, PARANORMAL ROMANCE
A wife and grandmother, this Canadian author enjoys her summers immensely and hibernates come winter. Sarren can usually be seen roaming around in her PJs, with a cup of coffee and two goldens trailing behind her—author of Paranormal Romance Plus.
T.S. TAPPIN WRITES SPICY SHIFTER ROMANCE ABOUT BIKERS. SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MICHIGAN, AND STILL RESIDES THERE TODAY. SHE HAS THREE CHILDREN, UNLESS YOU INCLUDE HER SPOUSE AND HER BULLY MIX.
TARA TAPPIN WROTE ONE ROMANTIC COMEDY THAT SHE IS ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH, CALLED 'ON THE CLOCK'.
Hilarious, Canadian bombshell who started modelling for Sisterly Swim in 2021 and then moved to modelling for local photographers shortly after. A local author introduced her to cover modelling and BookTok, and she found her calling. Britt is currently on the cover of Homani Tried by Sarren Scribner, with more in the works.
GENRE(S): Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based author and storyteller. Her speculative fiction has won several awards and has been translated into French (Les Éditions Alire) and Chinese (SF World). Marie is also a storyteller and has told stories across Canada in theatres, tea shops, at festivals and under disco balls.
Find out more at www.mariebilodeau.com.
GENRE(S):Murder Mystery, Dark Romance, and Childrens Books
Welcome to my world of words. I'm Madeline Bodechon, an indie author who writes murder mysteries, dark romances, and children's stories. As a single mother to my two beautifully chaotic boys, I've learned to face life's challenges with a healthy dose of sarcasm and caffeine. Writing has always been my passion, and I'm thrilled to be able to pursue it as a career. Join me on an adventure through the pages of my books, and let's explore the power of the written word together.
GENRE(S): YA (Clean) High Fantasy
Don Bourque lives in Maple Hills, New Brunswick. His writing career sprouted forth from the humble beginnings of winning a Grade 9 essay contest and a Grade 12 teacher who told him to never stop writing. Now, he is the author of multiple works.
Don has also worked in public education, in the private mental health sector, and spent thirty-seven years in the Army Reserve with an operational tour in Afghanistan. These experiences, plus his studies in sociology, anthropology, and psychology, inform his writing. Outside of writing,
Don was a drummer in a pipe and drum band and is a member of numerous veteran and community associations. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, having two stepdaughters and several grandchildren.
GENRE(S): Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance
W.L. Brooks was born with an active imagination. When characters come into her mind, she has to give them life- a chance to tell their stories. With a coffee cup in her hand and a cat by her side, she spends her days letting the ideas flow onto paper. A voracious reader, she draws her inspiration from mystery, romance, suspense, and a dash of the paranormal.
A native of Virginia Beach, she is currently living in Western North Carolina. Pick up her latest novel, Crossing a Fine Line, now available!
GENRE(S): Romance - Dark Romance - Suspense Romance - Horror Romance - Paranormal Romance - Retellings - MF and RH
Writing is not just a passion for me. It is a lifeline to my sanity. I have always loved writing but suffer from severe dyslexia and short-term memory retention issues. I struggled in school while I worked every night on re-training my brain.
I was frequently treated like I would never succeed, and I found myself putting my love for writing on a shelf. Even at the age of six, I found it easier to communicate with animals than people, which was a big reason why I was drawn to dressage horseback riding.
I remained focused on my passion for riding until I had to step away from the competition world for personal reasons. Today, my desire for writing and storytelling has been rekindled. I have published multiple books and will never let anyone or anything hold me back again.
I am a proud romance author who offers my readers morally grey heroes, a ton of spice, epic journeys, and redemption stories.
-Follow Your Dreams
GENRE(S): Women's Fiction/Romance
I am married, with three kids ages 8, 6, and almost 5, they keep me pretty busy! Besides writing, I’m a Registered Nurse. I work in long term care as I have for most of my career. I was an LPN and a CNA before becoming an RN. My writing includes a great deal of real experiences at work, home and life in general.
Before nursing, I went to college for Theater and English. Writing has always been a dream of mine. I often imagine myself in the credits of movies, or a book I wrote on a shelf, or I’d get great ideas for commercials and music videos but I don’t have an outlet, you know what I mean? I wish I could run up to any industry professional with just the idea. How neat would that be? “Hey Hallmark, look over here!” If only it was that easy. But hopefully, this is a good start.
I’m nowhere near where I wanted to be 20 years ago, but fate stuck me where I needed to be.
GENRE(S): Historical Westerns, Fantasy Romance, Contemporary Mystery Romance, Contemporary Sports Romance, and coming soon: Paranormal Mystery Romance
Renée Gendron is a multi-genre romance author in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Renée writes Western historical westerns (Frontier Hearts series), fantasy romance (The Nearer Realm Tales series), contemporary mystery romance (The Outdoorsmen Series), and contemporary sports romance (The Heartened by Sport series). She's also developing a paranormal mystery romance series and is contributing member of A Muse Bouche Review—a monthly newsletter containing themed short stories. She has a closet stuffed with over 200 notebooks and is always thinking of new worlds, characters, and stories.
JESSE M. HARVEY
Jesse M. Harvey is a multi-genre fiction writer, including science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, thriller and mystery. She is a Syracuse University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in history. Jesse currently lives in Syracuse NY. She is married with three school age children. Her family comes from a military background, and her husband is a veteran. Through all her work, Jesse includes underlying themes of hope, compassion, courage and determination. She believes that fiction shapes the future. Jesse wants to help inspire a more diverse and inclusive world.
LYDIA M. HAWKE/LINDA POITEVIN
GENRE(S): PARANORMAL WOMEN'S FICTION, SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS/ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, SUSPENSE ROMANCE
Lydia M. Hawke is a Canadian writer of supernatural thrillers and paranormal women’s fiction who is determined to reclaim the word "crone" as a positive thing for women of a certain age.
She also writes romances (contemporary and suspense) as Linda Poitevin. When she’s not plotting the world’s downfall or next great love story, she’s a wife, mom, grandma, friend, coffee snob, keeper of many pets, and an avid gardener and food preserver (you know, just in case that whole Zombie Apocalypse thing really happens).
GENRE(S): Romantic Comedy
Rachel Hope was always writing stories, it just took a couple of romances to put them on the page. Chasing the 'feels' and up for a good laugh, led her down the path of romantic comedies, always including little anecdotes or experiences from her own zany life. Living in the picturesque province of Quebec with her young daughter and extremely special English Springer Spaniel (Gord), she works full time as an office wunderkind and dabbles in all sorts of other side hustles, along with writing the comedies she's come to love.
GENRE(S): Memoir, Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Self-Help
Awakened Children is Erin Kay's first book, inspired by her children. She resides in Carleton Place, a vibrant heritage community, located in Ontario with her husband, their two daughters and sweet puppy Pyper. Erin works in her town running the Carleton Place Denture Clinic and working part time at the spiritual store Amethyst. She loves being active with her family, playing baseball, downhill skiing, and golfing. Following a life-and-death experience while pregnant with her first child, Erin began an awakened spiritual journey which prompted her to write and share her family's story. Erin is devoting her life to educating families about how children connect to spirit. By providing knowledge and tools, she is teaching parents to support their children from a place of faith rather than fear. Erin would like to continue with her writing and one day publish a children's book about spirit.
GENRE(S): Paranormal, Fantasy, Steampunk/Gaslamp
Jodi Kendrick lives in Eastern Ontario Canada with her Favourite Person and chompy furbaby, while their adult children explore the wider world.
As a romance author, she writes in paranormal, fantasy, steampunk & gaslamp subgenres, and sometimes delves into urban fantasy and paranormal women’s fiction. Her characters are often quirky, sometimes cranky, but they all woman-up and get the job done while their partners ensure they survive with all their bits and bobs attached.
A history enthusiast and word dabbler most of her life, she enjoys exploring ‘beyond-the-everyday’ and the ‘time-before-now’, discovering relationship threads weaving individuals through time and place. She’s rarely seen without flashy notebooks and colourful pens.
GENRE(S): Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance
Edith writes what she loves to read—sassy, sexy romance featuring strong women and the alpha men who fall hard for them.
When she’s not writing or traveling, she spends her days listening to the voices in her head, planning the next book in one of her series, or chasing her chocolate lab Sweet Emmyline while shouting, “Bad dog! Very bad dog!”
She’s married to a real live-action hero, has two live-action hero children, and her addiction to Diet Coke rivals her love of wine.
GENRE(S): Steamy Contemporary and Erotic Romance
Anne Lange spends her evenings and weekends tapping out steamy contemporary and erotic romance stories, sometimes with a dash of humor, usually with a side of those sinful pleasures your mom never told you about. But always with a happily ever after.
Anne juggles a day job and a family while she looks forward to retirement and finally writing full time. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her very supportive husband. She has three awesome kids and two fur babies.
GENRE(S): URBAN FANTASY, FANTASY ROMANCE
Writing has been a passion for Cass Leigh ever since she ran out of books she wanted to read from the local library at age 11 and decided to start making up stories of her own. When she isn’t writing, she spends her limited free time as a mom of two young kids watching true crime documentaries, reading, and baking an unreasonable amount of sweets. Cass is excited to be debuting her first published piece in the upcoming Hear Me Out Anthology.
GENRE(S): Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Dawn Love is a romance author who was born in Mayfield, Kentucky, (USA) and spent the first twenty-six years of her life there. Meeting the love of her life brought many changes, including moving 900 miles away from home and settling on the Delmarva Peninsula. The mother of two active teenagers, she spends her free time loving on her fur babies and having Margarita nights out with friends. In addition to her books, she also writes an internationally read Blog where she gives her readers a glimpse into the craziness of her day-to-day life, her mind, and all that the world throws her way.
GENRE(S): Dark Romance/ Romantic Suspense/ Contemp romance
Tanya Lynn has always wanted to be an author, now she’s just chasing dreams and winging it. She writes different genres of romance, but you can almost always guarantee that something will be wicked or weird.
She lives in Canada with her two incredible kids and a high-maintenance cat, she drinks a questionable amount of caffeine and loves the colour red and everything spooky.
GENRE(S): Fantasy Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
Gayle was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She has been writing since she was a teen, and published her first novel in March 2020 (great timing, right?). She is currently writing a sequel to that novel, along with a variety of other works-in-progress in Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, and/or Science Fiction categories.
HELGA R PAXTON
GENRE(S): Adventure Fantasy, Fantasy Romance , and Erotic Fantasy
I am a tech nerd who spent my youth on the playground pacing the perimeter imagining strange worlds. I started trying to write fantasy and sci-fi in 2011, and realised I had not read enough. Which led me to read tons of fantasy, adding in sci-fi, steampunk, regency romance, urban fantasy, urban fantasy romance, and so much more. I have read over two thousand works, to learn how to write in a manner readable by others, and to finally publish stories for others to enjoy. I have published an erotic adventure short story, an erotic fantasy novelette, three adventure fantasy novellas, and a fantasy romance novel. I contributed a fantasy romance novelette to the Shopkeeper & Spoon anthology and keep fighting the English language to a draw to finish more books.
GENRE(S): Literary & Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Erotic Romance
Brian Scala is a University of New Haven graduate with a bachelor’s in Music Industry. In his free time, he enjoys watching baseball and hockey, finding good burger joints and traveling to warm weather climates. He resides on Long Island with his loving wife and two American Shorthair cats. For more information about Brian and his previous works, visit his website at www.brianscala.com
GENRE(S): LGBTQ Rom.(dark, contemp, fantasy)
N. Slater is the pen name of an indie author residing in the U.S. with three incredible pups and a little plot of land they call their own. N. Slater specializes in writing novels focusing on LGBT+, Found Family, Why Choose, & Dark Romance, with the occasional spicy short on the side. When N. Slater isn’t writing, they split their time between working in the pharmaceutical field as a Chemist, scouring the city for new cuisines and festivals, and hanging with their parents and two older sisters’ families.
GENRE(S): Spicy contemporary romance
Kate Smoak is a contemporary romance writer with all the feels and spice. Smoak lives with her husband, daughter, and fur babies in a small town in Ontario, Canada. When she’s not writing, she can be found curling up with a good book, playing video games, or camping at the trailer with her family.
GENRE(S): Fantasy Romance
Informal: I'm Mona Storm and I write romantasy. Yep, that's right: romance blended with epic fantasy in my case. Is it an official, technical term? Probably not, but that's how I roll. If swearing, violence, and magic offend you, then I'm not the author for you. If those things are your jam, welcome to my circus!
Formal: Mona Storm is an Ontario-based author of Romantasy, a unique blend of romance and fantasy.
Mona is a Nebula Scholarship winner and an active member of Apex Writers, SFWA, and ORWA.
Upcoming Events: I will be on a panel at Can-Con in October
GENRE(S): Paranormal & Sci-fi romance, RomCom, Divination
Emmy Tidning is the gushy, romantic personality of psychic Emily Paper. She lives in a magical fairy world known as the Pacific Northwest, with her mate and many fluffy companions. She loves love, and when she isn’t writing romance she’s a fortune teller, predicting love for everyone around her. Emmy contributes to the Applied Divination line of divination manuals and owns so many divination tools she’s currently shopping for a new house in which to store them. Come meet Emmy and get a reading, too!