It actually looks and feels like winter here, finally! We got another six or so inches of snow yesterday–not so much fun to clear off the car after an extra-long day at work, but I won’t complain since I enjoy the season.
You know what else I enjoy? Booksignings! I love going to signings for authors whose books I enjoy. I really liked taking part in the Valentine’s Day booksigning last year. I liked it so much, I’m doing it again. Though, to be accurate, it’s really the day before Valentine’s Day this year. Still going to be a whole lot of fun: a toasty warm greenhouse full of romance authors. What’s not to like?
Eighteen romance authors! Like who, you say? Like…
Natalie J. Damschroder writes high-stakes romantic adventure, sometimes with a paranormal bent. She’s published 22 novels, 8 novellas, and 15 short stories, and has launched a young adult series as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about her at her website, http://www.nataliedamschroder.com, follow her on Twitter @NJDamschroder, or like her Facebook page at /NJDamschroder
A USA Today bestselling author, Roz Lee is a displaced Texan who lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog. She has two grown daughters, collects antique glass, and has never met a piece of chocolate she didn’t like. When Roz isn’t writing, she can be found traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. Learn more at http://www.rozlee.net/
Susan Kelley is a full-time writer from Central Pennsylvania. She’s multi-published in space opera romance and in epic fantasy as Susan Gourley. One of the administrators of the Insecure Writers’ Support Group, she has worked as an editor to publish a non-fiction writing manual and an upcoming short story anthology. Find her at http://www.susangourley.blogspot.com/
Misty Simon loves a good story and decided one day that she would try her hand at it. Eventually she got it right. There’s nothing better in the world than making someone laugh, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. Find her at http://www.mistysimon.com
Amazon bestselling and multi-published author Sara Walter Ellwood writes sexy contemporary western romances about cowboys and the women strong enough to love them that will pull on your heartstrings. Although she grew up on a farm in Western Pennsylvania, she now jokes she’s a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. Find her at http://www.sarawalterellwood.com
Andrew Grey grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He is blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Learn more at http://andrewgreybooks.com/
Cate Masters made beautiful Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her family, she’s in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Visit her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com
One very early morning, Allison B. Hanson woke up with a conversation going on in her head. Unable to go back to sleep, she went to her computer and began writing. It still hasn’t stopped. Her romances include paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery suspense. Visit her at http://www.allisonbhanson.com/
Almost as long as she’s been enjoying great books, Elizabeth Andrews has been attempting to write her own. She found her mother’s romance stash as a teenager and was hooked. She loves a variety of genres, mostly hot. You can find out more at http://www.elizabethandrewswrites.com
Award-winning author Delynn Royer pens historical fiction for the light of heart. Whether it be romance, mystery, western, or adventure, two essentials are guaranteed: A strong hero and a fetchingly troublesome heroine who gets in his way. Aside from the research that inspires her novels, Delynn adores classic movies. Visit her at http://www.delynnroyer.com
A genealogy search led Julie Doherty to the Celtic countries, where her love of all things Irish/Scottish blossomed into outright passion. She came home with a handful of beach pebbles, a husband, and an overwhelming urge to write historical fiction that’s plaid to the bone. Visit her at http://www.juliedoherty.com and http://www.facebook.com/juliedohertywrites
Wade Kelly lives in conservative, small-town America where it’s not easy to live open in one’s beliefs. She writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference in the world by bringing hope and making people think. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry. Her online home is http://www.writerwadekelly.com/
Taryn Plendl has always had a love affair with reading, but writing has been a way for her to step away from reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. Learn more at http://www.tarynplendl.com
Victoria Smith lives in Central PA with her high school sweetheart and way too many animals. She writes paranormal, urban fantasy, and dystopian—all with romance, because who doesn’t love a happy ending? She publishes with Liquid Silver Books and coming soon from Soul Mate Publishing. Visit her at http://vickismith.blogspot.com
A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Intelligence Officer, Geri Krotow has lived in such far-flung places as Whidbey Island, Washington State, and Moscow, Russia. She creates powerful love stories with settings she’s personally experienced. Her books include bestselling Whidbey Island Series for Harlequin Superromance and Silver Valley Series with Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her website is http://gerikrotow.com/
Holly Bush writes historical romance set in the U.S. in the late 1800s and in Victorian England, and recently released her first women’s fiction title. Her books are described as emotional with heartfelt, sexy romance. She and her husband live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Connect with Holly at http://www.hollybushbooks.com and on Twitter @hollybushbooks and Facebook at Holly Bush.
A former innkeeper and radio talk show host, Heidi Hormel has always been a writer. She spent years as a small-town newspaper reporter and as a PR flunky before settling into penning romances with a wink and a wiggle. Heidi has trotted around the globe from Death Valley to Loch Ness in Scotland. Visit her at http://www.heidihormel.net
Gerri Bowen lives in south Pennsylvania with her family, dogs, and cats. She loves to read, write her stories and travel. Medieval, Regency and Contemporary are some of the eras visited in her books while maybe Time Travel, always romance, fantasy, paranormal and humor are what you get. Check out her website: http://www.gerribowen.com
With that line-up, there is a romance novel there for every single reader! So it’s going to be one of the coldest days so far this winter? Big deal, we’ll be inside the greenhouse, snug and warm. I hope you’ll come join us.
And happy Valentine’s Day!