Our FCRW Authors

Our FCRW Authors

Welcome to our Author and Members Page

We celebrate our member’s who have published and those who are still working on it. Of course, having just romance readers in the group is always nice too. Please like, share, comment on all the authors social media accounts, joins some newsletters and purchase some books. As always please write and post reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads.


Author Charlee Allden
Charlee Allden - Sexy Sci-Fi Romance.

Website: https://www.charleeallden.com/
Email: Charleeallden@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharleeAlldenAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharleeAllden
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/charleeallden/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Charlee-Allden/e/B00UR52Z4W/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13709679.Charlee_Allden

Charlee is a long time fan of love, adventure, and happily-ever-after. She grew up in Florida where a huge fallen oak tree in the swampy woods near her home served as her very own Star Ship Enterprise. Luckily the alligators were almost never a problem on her spaceship as the flight-deck was several feet above the muddy ground. She did lose a few tennis shoes on away missions, though.
Karen Andover
Karen Andover - romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and science fiction.

Website: https://karenandover.com/
Email: karen@karenandover.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenandover
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Karen-Andover/author/B0BS698W5L

Karen lives an idyllic island life and her goal is to share her happy place with readers one book at a time. She lives in Florida with her husband and rescue pup.
Joan Lange a.k.a. Merrie Angel
Merrie Angel- - Poet, Inspirational, Mystery, Sweet Romance.

Website: https://authormerrieangel.com/
Email: AuthorMerrieAngel@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/@authormerrieangel/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Merrie-Angel/author/B0CBVMTP56

Award winning poet and artist, Joan Lange (A.K.A. Merrie) is a lifelong environmentalist, peace & human rights activist and advocate for all life on Earth. She wrote her first book entitled "Happiness" when she was 5, has been a spokesperson for UNICEF & worked with President Carter to promote solar energy and alternative fuels. She writes to empower every being, to open eyes & open lives. As a drummer, singer, gardener, artist, photographer, archaeology & astronomy aficionado, Joan's passions & life experience have defined her poetic journey. She has sung, slung words & given talks around the planet to crowds ~ from 10 to 10,000 ~ sharing the message of universal kindness & understanding to each other, to Mother Earth. Her hope is that, through poetry & song, to be a modern-day "Joan-ny Apple Seed" ~ planting seeds of change one person at a time - poetry has that power. Kindness IS Cool!
Author CS Bennett
CS Bennett - - Political, Human Interest, Romance, Mystery and Military Suspense.

Email: csbennett55@ilj.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSBennettFromPhilly/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Curtis-Bennett/e/B001KIJV5G

Curtis began his interest in reading as a child, thanks to his mother who read to him, and in 7th grade he was honored by his school as the recipient of the Dolfinger-McMahon Book Award. His first novel was published in 2012. Between 2011 and 2013, while attending college full time two of those years, he penned 16 novels of various genres, while graduating with honors from the University of North Florida. To date, he has penned 30 thirty full length books, 24 which are currently published.
Author Tessie Benton
Tessie Benton - Romance

Email: tessiebentonwrites@gmail.com
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095099180058
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tessie_benton
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B0CL59J6HT

Tessie Benton loves to entertain readers with action-packed adventure stories where two people overcome internal and external obstacles to save the day and find love. She enjoys wrangling her two young children, hanging out with her military husband, and enjoying the love of her dog. When she's not writing, she's working her day job, running, reading, and listening to podcasts. She lives in the DC Metro Area.
Author Sharon Buchbinder
Sharon Buchbinder - Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Website: https://sharonbuchbinder.com/
Blog: https://sharonbuchbinder.blogspot.com/
Newsletter: https://sharonbuchbinder.com/contact.html#newsletter
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4417344.Sharon_Buchbinder
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sharon-buchbinder

After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all--a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to "come on back" to writing fiction. Thanks to the kindness of family, friends, critique partners, and beta readers, she is published in contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and romantic suspense--as well as textbooks! When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, walking her dogs, fishing, cooking, dining, and laughing with family and friends, or writing.
Valerie Czerny - Academic Non-Fiction - Historical Romance Fiction

Website:  https://vlczernyauthor.com
Email: vlczernyauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VLCzernyAuthor
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/V.L.-Czerny/author/B0CBVRX6TL

V. L. CZERNY is a writer of fiction and poetry, scholar, storyteller, professor of English, and an avid reader and interpreter of classical children’s stories and fairy tales. She has recently written novellas and short stories for both adults and children with fictional plots placed in colonial America and in biblical settings. She is working on a romantic short story for an upcoming First Coast Romance Writers’ anthology, as well as on a novel for children and young adults that relates ten-year-old Penny’s adventure as she is recruited to maneuver into the dark dominion of the trees with the assistance of a fox, burrowing owl, dragonfly, alligator, bear, her own cat, and other animals on a heroine’s journey to upset the applecart in a restrictive world.

Val was recognized by John Hamant, the Director of the “Legends” storytelling program at Colonial Williamsburg, as the best female creative writer/embellisher and storyteller, has performed at local venues, libraries and schools, has traveled to Paris to present her interpretations about Mary Poppins at the conference of “Children’s Literature in the Interwar Period” at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, and has presented papers at conferences throughout America. She also produced and edited a college journal, Essays: The Journey of the Mind.

Author Elise Darby
Elise Darby - - Contemporary Romance.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliseDarbyAuthor/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Elise-Darby/e/B098RM1ZMF

Ms. Darby has a short story published in the Romancing the Holidays Anthology - Volume 2 edited and published by the First Coast Romance Writers.
Author Lia Davis
Lia Davis  - - Paranormal Romance.

Website: https://www.authorliadavis.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/novelsbylia/
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Tumblr Blog: https://novelsbylia.tumblr.com/
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YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@authorliadavis/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Lia-Davis/e/B007Z0BH7S/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5829989.Lia_Davis

Lia Davis is the USA Today bestselling author of more than forty books, including her fan favorite Ashwood Falls Series. A lifelong fan of magic, mystery, romance and adventure, Lia’s novels feature compassionate alpha heroes and strong leading ladies, plenty of heat, and happily-ever-afters.  

Lia makes her home in Northeast Florida where she battles hurricanes and humidity like one of her heroines. When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, enjoy nature, and spoil her kitties. 
Author Alyssa Day
Alyssa Day - - RITA® Winner Paranormal Romance.

Website: https://alyssaday.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralyssaday/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authoralyssaday/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Day
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Alyssa-Day/e/B001I9TV6G/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/35023.Alyssa_Day

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alyssa-day

Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of author Alesia Holliday. As Alyssa, she is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with more than a million books sold, and she writes the Vampire Motorcycle Club, Warriors of Poseidon and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries, a paranormal mystery series. As Alesia, she writes comedies that make readers snort things out of their noses, and is the author of the award-winning memoir about military families during war-time deployments: Email to the Front. She has won many awards for her writing, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012.
Author Gloria Ferguson
Gloria Ferguson - - Romantic Suspense/Mystery.

Website: https://gloriaferguson.com/
Email: gloriafergusonauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorgloriaferguson
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gloria-Ferguson/e/B08FFCBLQD%3F

I hail from the snow-belt of northeast Ohio and after my Kent State graduation, I headed to the Caribbean island of Aruba to live and work for a subsidiary of Exxon, teaching children of ex-pats. What could be better than sand, surf, and stunning sunsets? After my tropical makeover, I jetted to central Florida to teach music in the public schools and raise my son. I now live in northeast Florida. I love Nature and wildlife, like the turkeys and deer that roam my backyard. And I love traveling to locales to observe how other writers lived, worked, and played. Writing is not only my passion, but a vocation worth the time and effort to pursue.
Author Maggie Fitzroy
Maggie Fitzroy - - Historical Romance Suspense Mystery.

Website: https://maggiefitzroy.com
Email: maggiefitzroy@bellsouth.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maggiefitzroyauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maggiefitzroy/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-FitzRoy/e/B00DW6H8TA
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5857197.Maggie_FitzRoy
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/maggie-fitzroy

Maggie is a former journalist and magazine and newspaper editor with a bachelor’s degree in history from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. A lifelong, avid reader of fiction and nonfiction, she loves creating historical romances that sweep the reader into the past—where love is an adventure.
Author Selena Fulton
Selena Fulton - - Contemporary Romance.

Website: https://selenafulton.wordpress.com/
Email: bethszabo458@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selenafultonauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelenaFulton12
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Selena-Fulton/e/B008EE7WPU

She lives in sunny Florida and considers herself a southerner because she has lived here for most of her life. Being born in a landlocked state, she loves being near the ocean. She can not remember a time when books weren’t a part of her life. From the beginning, her mother would take her and her brother to the library and let them check out as many books as their arms could hold. She remembers the smell of the library and the thrill of venturing into the stacks to discover the new worlds she had found in books.

Stories abound in her head, usually just before she drops off to sleep. She comes from a long line of story-tellers and hopes she can honor them with her stories. As she told someone once, life isn’t about the destination. We all get there, sooner or later. Life is about the journey…
Author M.j. Gates
M. J. Gates (a.k.a Joseph Michael Kiel) -
Contemporary Romance.

Email: mjgates1922@gmail.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/M.J.-Gates/author/B0C8383PR6

M.J. Gates grew up alongside one of the Great Lakes where the water left its mark on him forever. Military service called and he spent twenty-four years in postings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Active duty was interspersed with education at Texas A&M University, first as an English major and then completing a degree in veterinary medicine. The water has always been his compass rose so living and traveling on boats from the Caribbean to Glacier Bay in Alaska has been a way of life. He currently divides his time between a home on an island in the Pacific Northwest and a boat based out of Florida. A contemporary romance novel, Sailing Into Christmas, will be published soon.
Author Debbie Grahl
Debby Grahl - - Mystery, Magic, and Romance.

Website: https://www.debbygrahl.com
Email: authordebbygrahl@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbygrahlauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbyGrahl
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YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@DebbyGrahlAuthor
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debby-grahl-author/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Debby-Grahl/e/B00B34HM26
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/debbygrahl
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debby-grahl
Books2Read Author Profile Page: https://books2read.com/ap/8G6zJW/Debby-Grahl

Debby writes contemporary romance with elements of suspense and sometimes ghosts or witches. She lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach, and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books.

L.J. Green (a.k.a. Jolene MacFadden) - Steampunk, Mystery Romance

Website: https://authorlillianjgreen.blogspot.com
Email: lillianJGreen1900s@gmail.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Author.LJGreen/
Series Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MisadventuresJanieAndDiane
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Online Store: https://ljgreens-emporium.myshopify.com
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/author/ljgreen
Books2Read Author Profile: https://books2read.com/ap/8No2yy/LJ-Green
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ljgreen_author

Hello, L.J. Green, here. If you really must know that stands for Lillian Jade Green. I am a newly penned author recounting the tales of my late, great aunt and cousin who were quite the black sheep of the family I must tell you. I had just graduated from high school when our nation was fully involved in some horrific and trying times. With nothing better to do I went to clean out our attic and I found some old diaries. They were tucked away in an old steamer trunk that my mother had inherited from her mother. My own mother was never interested in the contents as they looked to be well-preserved and undisturbed for quite a number of years. I truly enjoyed reading them during that long, hot summer when we had very little money for frills of any kind and no prospects for that changing any time in the future. Having enjoyed them I thought I would turn them into a fiction series for you to enjoy as well. The adventures that follow are almost entirely recounted as written with just a flourish or two of my own. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have in reading and recounting them.
C. L. Hart and Lil DeVille of Naughty NetherWorld Press
C. L. Hart - Fantasy, horror, sci-fi, occasional romance-mostly sweet/non-explicit.

Naughty Netherworld Press Blog: http://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com
Naughty Netherworld Press Books: https://bit.ly/NNPBooks
Naughty Netherworld Press Substack: https://naughtynetherworldpress.substack.com
Readers Roost Book Blog: https://bit.ly/ReadersRoost
Readers Roost Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadersRoost

C.L. Hart is a disabled former home health nurse who lives in a remote rural town in the Colorado-Wyoming-Nebraska triad. She primarily pens dystopian and Lovecraftian fantasy but sometimes busts out a sweet romance to shake things up.

When not writing sanity-scarring stories or appeasing eldritch horrors, Ms. Hart enjoys baking and being crafty. However, even when she's pretending to be a normal old lady, you'd best believe that her screwy synapses are cooking up new literary abominations.
Author Jan Jackson
Jan Jackson - - Romantic Suspense & Paranormal

Website: https://janjackson.net/
Email: janwriter2@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jan.jackson.1042
Twitter: https://twitter.com/janwriter2
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jan9052/

She lives in Florida with her computer programming genius husband, three children, and four outrageously spoiled cats. She is a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Past President of First Coast Romance Writers), and fitness instructor. When not writing, she can be found reading, teaching spinning, Body Pump, or collapsed in front of her giant HDTV, covered in cats.
Author Melody Johnson
Melody Johnson - - Paranormal Romance.

Website: http://www.authormelodyjohnson.com
Newsletter Sign Up: http://authormelodyjohnson.com/newsletter
Blog: https://authormelodyjohnson.wordpress.com
Email: melody.johnson0510@gmail.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelodyMJohnson
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melody-bradley-20ab7334/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Melody%20Johnson/author/B00QR7226A
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/authormelodyjohnson

Melody Johnson is the author of the gritty, paranormal romance Night Blood series set in New York City. The first installment, The City Beneath, was a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests, including the “Cleveland Rocks” and “Fool For Love” contests. Melody graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with her B.A. in creative writing and psychology, and after moving from her northeast Pennsylvania hometown for some much needed Southern sunshine, she now works as a digital media coordinator for Southeast Georgia Health System’s marketing department. When she isn’t working or writing her next Night Blood novel, Melody can be found swimming at the beach, honing her newfound volleyball skills, and exploring her new home in southeast Georgia.
Author Vanessa Kilmer
Vanessa Victoria Kilmer - Romance, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism

Website: https://www.vanessavictoriakilmer.com/
Email: vanessavkilmer@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanessavictoriakilmer
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaVictoriaKilmerOfficial/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessavkilmer/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Vanessa-Victoria-Kilmer/author/B0C9BCLCDG
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21922461.Vanessa_Victoria_Kilmer

Vanessa Victoria Kilmer told her first story to an angel who visited her when she was locked in a dark, medieval attic at the age of four. She grew up surrounded by fortified castles, primal salt mines, and the drama of ancient places. Her fiction teems with murder, magic, and madness. She explores the abuse inflicted by those closest to us and the various ways people deal with the damage. Between writing novels, she blogs, paints, and takes pictures with her white camera named Traitor and embroiders tapestries.
Author Tessa Lyons
Author Tessa Lyons - Contemporary Romance

Website: https://tessalyonsbooks.com/
Email: Tcburian@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tessalyonsbooks
"X" Formerly Twitter: https://twitter.com/BooksLyons
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Tessa-Lyons/author/B0CLCDW9HY

Tessa Lyons was raised on fairy tales, princesses, and football. She creates stories about contemporary characters in real situations who tackle life’s complications and discover that love really can conquer all. Tessa began her career as a lawyer, writing long and dull non-fiction. She enjoys translating some of her own romantic pitfalls into entirely fictional stories.

Tessa was born and raised in the Mid-Atlantic area. Her undergraduate degree is from University of Maryland, her MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and her law degree from University of Baltimore. She also lived for a period in the Midwest. Now an empty nester, she and her husband spend most of their time in Florida. She usually can be found on the beach, preferably with a good book and chilled prosecco.
Author Kari Lemor
Kari Lemor - - 2023 Winner in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards - Golden Rose Award Contemporary Romance Contemporary Romance/Suspense.

Website: https://www.karilemor.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karilemorauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karilemor
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Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Kari-Lemor/e/B00ON2YDI6
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kari-lemor

Kari Lemor has always been a voracious reader. One of those kids who had the book under the covers or under the desk at school. Even now she has been known to stay up until the wee hours finishing a good book. Romance has always been her favorite, stories of people fighting through conflict to reach their happily ever after. Writing wasn't something she enjoyed when young and only in the last few years began putting the stories that ran rampant in her head, down on paper.

Now that her kids are all grown and have moved out, she uses her spare time to create character driven stories of love and hope. She lives with her husband and they split their time between a small town in New England and beautiful St. Augustine. Being near the ocean is her dream location. 
Author Leah Miles
Leah Miles - Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance.

Website: https://leahmilesauthor.com/
Email: Leahmilesauthor@gmail.com
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/leahmiles

Leah Miles is the ultimate bookworm, devouring stories in any genre. Currently, she's creating a contemporary series, where each story stands alone, yet shares characters, all wrapped up in a thrilling blend of suspense and military romance. Her latest work-in-progress is a heart-pounding Romantic Suspense novel that's a finalist in the pre-published division of the 2023 Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Awards.

With her keyboard gets a break, she is off exploring new destinations or enjoying quality time with her hubby and their rambunctious cocker spaniel pup. She was born and raised in Georgia and works full-time managing an insurance office. She has three adult children, who all live in Georgia but don't visit often enough.
Author Loryn Moore
Loryn Moore - Romatasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Website: https://www.lorynmoore.com
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Loryn Moore lives in North Florida with her husband and two young sons. She and her husband are avid DIYers, backyard gardeners, and devoted beach bums, when they can help it. The three men in her life are the inspiration behind everything that she does.

Loryn loves to read and write fantasy and paranormal romance/mystery stories because they take her into another place or time entirely. The idea of a secret world within our own, one filled with magic, makes her all warm and fuzzy inside. Add to that little splash of forbidden love or just romance, period, and that is her happy place.
Marie Morton Williams Author
Marie Morton (Contemporary Romance)

Email: ammortonwilliams@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marie.mortonwilliams/

Bio: Pending but recently published a story in FCRW's For the Love of Winter Anthology December 2023
Sally Ann Murphy
Sally Ann Murphy Romance

Website: https://sallyannmurphy.com
Email: sallymurphy66@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sally.murphy.522

Bio: - Pending but recently published in FCRW's For the Love of Winter Anthology
Cathy Jean Painter
Cathy Jean Painter - Historical Fiction/Romance

Email: painterridge83@gmail.com
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Cathy-Painter/author/B0C53PT28S

I started life as an Army brat, the next to the youngest of five children. My parents then retired to southcentral Pennsylvania where I lived until my husband and I married in 1983. My husband joined the Army and we lived in Germany and Georgia and then moved back to Pennsylvania. We have four children and seven grandchildren.

We love traveling and have visited many countries and love learning the history of the areas we visit. West Highlands Dreams is my first book. It was a story in my mind for decades before I gathered up the courage to put it on paper.
Author Latisha Redding
Latisha Redding (Freelance Copywriter - Children/YA Fiction)

Website: https://ltredding.com/
Email: Lmredding@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/latisha-redding-3b3aaa24/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/LaTisha-Redding/author/B07NCP3JJS

LaTisha Redding is the author of the middle-grade novel Leelee the Imposter. She made her picture book debut with Calling the Water Drum, which received a 5-star Kirkus Review. She attributes her love of storytelling to her parents gifting her with a book every Friday. She writes stories to entertain, to inspire, to encourage and to fuel the imagination. LaTisha lives in Florida, and when she’s not wilting from the humidity, she writes!
Author Kelle Z Riley
Kelle Z Riley - Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mystery.

Website: https://www.kellezriley.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KelleZRiley
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellezriley
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kelle-z-riley

A former Golden Heart Finalist. She is the past program chair and popular speaker for the Chattanooga Writer's Guild, a member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers’ of America and various local chapters. When not writing, she can be found pursuing passions such as being a self defense instructor, a Master Gardener, and a full time chemist with numerous professional publications and U.S. patents.
Author Karen Renee
Karen Renee - NERFA Finalist -
- Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance

Website: https://AuthorKarenRenee.com
Email: authorkarenrenee@gmail.com
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Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Renee/e/B07BVKW339
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17912815.Karen_Renee

Karen Renee is the author of the Riot Motorcycle Club, Beta, and O-Town series of books. She once crunched Nielsen ratings data but these days she brings her imagination to life by writing books. She has wanted to be a writer since she was very young, but it’s taken the last twenty plus years for her to amass enough courage and overall life experience to bring that dream to life. Some of those life experiences came from the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
Author Abigail Sharpe
Abigail Sharpe  - Playful and Passionate Contemporary Romance [Golden Heart® Finalist, Beacon Winner, Molly Finalist, The Carla - Crown Jewel of Books Finalist]

Website: http://www.abigailsharpe.com/
Email: Abigail.writes@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbigailSharpeBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbigailSharpe
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abigailsharpeauthor/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Abigail-Sharpe/e/B00BXSXBG8/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AbigailSharpe

Abigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying “y’all” in North Central Florida. She dreamed more of being a stage actress or joining the CIA than being an author. While she still enjoys participating in community theater productions and singing karaoke, the secret-agent career was replaced by hours at her computer, writing stories of love and laughter and happily ever after. Abigail lives with her husband, two kids, and one crazy princess puppy.
Author Loretta Torossian
Loretta Torossian - YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Website: https://ltorossian.wordpress.com/
Email: ltorossian@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loretta.torossian
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTorossian
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Loretta-Torossian/e/B00JTBOJ1W

Lusine Torossian fell in love with storytelling in first grade when she wrote her first story. It was a five-page saga written entirely in Armenian about a pelican saving her babies from a burning tree. She and her family moved to the United States when she was nine, but the love she felt for words as a child stayed with her even as English became her primary language. Her enjoyment of writing stems from her early years in Armenia where her teachers and grandmother read her fairy tales and encouraged her to create her own fanciful stories and paintings. She is currently working on several epic fantasy novels inspired by Armenian mythology and folklore. She is influenced by the writings of Anne McCaffrey, C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, Terry Goodkind, Juliet Marillier, David Farland, and the countless Armenian and Russian fairy tales she grew up on.
Author Sara J Walker
Sara J. Walker - Contemporary Romance and Christian Historical Romance.

Website: https://sarajwalker.com/
Email: sarajwalkerauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sara-J-Walker-Author-117217430073094
Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Sara-Walker/e/B08FCWKJPD/

A seasoned puppeteer and dramatic storyteller, Sara appreciates both spoken and written narratives. She prefers reading Christian Historical Romance, but she enjoys a variety of genres. Especially the stories written by her fellow First Coast Romance Writers.

Sara and her husband of sixty years live in a town many consider the Blueberry capital of Georgia. Their house was built by her grandfather and is filled with sweet memories of family.

Her creative flair shines through her contributions to the First Coast Writers anthologies. She has been published in all three Romancing the Holidays and Romancing the Tropics. On December 6th, her fifth story will be released in the newest anthology collection, For the Love of Winter.

Sara has published the first of a three-book series set in rural Georgia in the early 1900s entitled, "The Grumpy Guardian's Redemption." These three books are about a family of characters inspired by her own family tree.
Amanda Ward, Amanda Warden, AC Ward
Amanda Ward (Amber Warden, A.C. Ward) - Steamy contemporary romance; young adult fantasy and soft Sci-Fi

Website: https://amberwardenauthor.mailerpage.com
Email: amberwardenauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberwardenauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberwardenwrites/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Amber-Warden/author/B09R682NNK
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22300556.Amber_Warden
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amber-warden

Amber Warden started reading romance before she probably should have. Before long, she was anticipating the steamy scenes and soon skipping past the description of sweeping hills to the good parts. Still dreaming about Mr. Right-Forever, she lives out her fantasies in her stories. Her main hope is for those reading to take away the feeling that they are more than enough for anyone. She'd love to hear from her readers:
Author Barbara Whitaker
Barbara Whitaker - Historical Romance

Website: https://www.barbarawhitaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraWhitakerAuthor
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Whitaker/e/B01N7I8CT8
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16658578.Barbara_Whitaker

Growing up in a small Tennessee town, where everyone knew everyone and most people could claim some kinship if you went back far enough, Barbara developed a strong connection to place and to those who came before her. Her mother told them family stories and local tales she had heard over the years. A simple Sunday drive became a running dialog with a story for every point along the way.  This oral history combined with a small-town, Southern upbringing molded her sense of history and fed her imagination.
Reading novels and watching old movies provided an escape from her busy life.

After compiling the genealogical information gathered by her mother and writing down many of those family stories to share with the next generation, She decided to try putting the stories in her head down on paper. Her own fictional stories and characters emerged. And, although she loved all historical time periods, the Second World War held her attention longer than any other and connected her to her family’s stories and her small hometown’s stories. Barbara's historical fiction novels focus on love stories in the World War II era.

Author Danica Winters
Danika Winters (DJ Winters) Contemporary Romance / Suspense /Thrillers

Website: https://authordanicawinters.com/
Email: Mrsdanicawinters@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanicaWinters
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authordanicawinters/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/danicawinters
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MsDanicaWinters/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danica-winters-53a52845/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Danica-Winters/author/B006GDN8GI
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5764273.Danica_Winters

Danica Winters is a Publishers Weekly, Neilson Bookscan, Walmart, and Amazon bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic.

She is also the co-owner of Self-Publishing Services, a women-owned and run business. SPS is a company that she loves, as she feels that she gets to help other authors grow creatively and enhance their discoverability in the ever-changing publishing market. SPS has worked with many NYT and USA Bestselling authors and they are constantly growing.

When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
Author Vickie Wollan
Vickey Wollan - Sweet Contemporary Romance.

Website: https://vickeywollanauthor.com
Email: vickeywollanauthor@yahoo.com
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorvickeywollan/

Twitter "X": https://twitter.com/AuthorVickey
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickeywollan/
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickeywollan
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20574237.Vickey_Wollan

Vickey Wollan has written for business publications, but is excited to embark on her long-awaited romance writing journey. Having a good run in the corporate world prepared her to become an entrepreneur in creativity and relaxation. Her stories are designed to transport readers to a less stressful portion of their day and leave them with a feeling of awe. She has published eight stories so far and is working on more.

Originally from Ohio, she moved to Florida in the late Eighties. Central Florida is sometimes called Hollywood East where the waves and palm trees are amazing. But, there’s something about a white Christmas that fills her heart with joy. The use of imagination surrounds her and she will draw from it as her characters come to life in plots that will keep readers guessing, but leave them with a happily ever after.

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Working on Being Published Author Members

Future Author Jane Avary
Jane Avary - Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Email: Janeavaryauthor@gmail.com

Working on Publishing
Author Laura Ervin
Laura A. Ervin - Young Adult/Urban Fantasy

Email: jervin3914@msn.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laura.i.ervin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laura.i.ervin/

Bio: Pending
Author Elizabeth Edgar
Elizabeth Edgar - Women's Fiction, Time Travel, Paranormal

Not Published Yet

BIO: Working on It

Erika Kilmer Freidly - Urban and Contemporary Romance

Email: efkilmer912@gmail.com

Bio: Coming Soon - hopes to publish later in 2024
Future Author Cynthia Hill
Cynthia Hill - Romance (Young Adult)

Bio: - working on publishing a book. Reads romance
Ann Wright
Ann Wright - Fiction, Children's Books, Short Stories

Email: awrighter4@comcast.net

Published - Working on it

Ann began life in Florida but was raised in Charleston, SC, and went to college in Atlanta, GA. She landed in Pennsylvania where she raised her 4 children before migrating back to her native Florida.

Since she was in school, Ann has always been involved in volunteer efforts beginning with tutoring, volunteering in her children's classroom, then Ronald McDonald House and running a local networking group called Women on the Move for ladies who were looking to network to grow both their personal and professional lives.
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