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Jessica Calla


Jessica Calla is a lawyer by day, romance writer by night. Her favorite time is "bedtime," when she's free to open the laptop, battle with the blinking cursor, and pour out the contents of her heart. Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America, involved in the Contemporary, Young Adult, and New Jersey Chapters, and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and her dog. Besides reading and writing, she enjoys movies, coffee, and chocolate and considers herself addicted to Diet Coke and Netflix (in a good way). Jessica's romantic women's fiction manuscript, The Love Square, will be published by Limitless Publishing in early 2016. Her NA contemporary romance, She Laughs in Pink (Sheridan Hall Series, Book 1), will be published by BookFish Books next spring.

Chris Cannon


Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs: Pete the shih-tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. You can never have too many books, purses, or shoes. She would like to institute a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures.

Sarra Cannon


Sarra Cannon writes contemporary fantasy with both teen and college aged characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem. Sarra recently celebrated six years in indie publishing and has sold over half a million copies of her books.

T.J. Carr


A lifelong storyteller, T.J. Carr began writing in her early teens. She's fascinated by all things fairy tale, myth, or legend and loves stories that give the classics a new twist or take her to new and exciting places - real or imagined. A graphic designer and marketing professional by day, T.J. lives with her family in rural New England.

Tricia Cerrone


Tricia is the author of The Black Swan Files, a Young Adult Sci-Fi series. She has been nominated for the RWA Golden Heart Award twice, and is winner of the 2009 Beacon Award and 2009 Wisconsin Write Touch Readers' Award. Tricia is a member of RWA, The Golden Network, and Novelists, Inc. She also writes Historical Romance as Trish Albright.

Melissa Chambers


Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as the president elect for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of The Summer Before Forever and Falling for Forever (Entangled Teen).

Sherry Chancellor


S. F. Chancellor is a lawyer living on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida where she can be found soaking up the sun and enjoying life in a little slice of paradise.

Catherine Chant


Catherine Chant is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Golden Heart® finalist. When she's not writing, Catherine teaches several online workshops throughout the year.

Susan Chapek

In Part 1, Susan grows up besotted with words and with her nose always in a book. In Part 2, she makes her living as a voiceover artist, stage/screen actor, playwright, and lyricist. Part 3 opens with Susan embarking on a quest to create stories about unconventional heroism set in fresh eras of history. Current obsessions: Louis XIV’s Paris, the Dark Ages, the Lincoln County War.c

P S Cherry

Phyllis is a writer, watercolor artist who enjoys traveling, Bible study and playing bridge. She is a CCM (certified club mgr.) and a graduate of U of Ala. She is an Indie author with two books on Amazon.

Tera Lynn Childs


Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My.Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has also published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

Charlotte Copper


With 3 grown daughters, Charlotte has read YA for years. Published in adult romance through The Wild Rose Press, Charlotte's first YA novella, STRAWBERRY SUMMER, will release through Boroughs Publishing Group in July 2015. Charlotte lives in Stouffville, Ontario....just north of Toronto...where she works full time, does multiple handi-crafts, reads, and of course, writes.

Brookie Cowles


Brookie spends her days chasing kids and her nights hoping her characters will fall in love. She's pretty sure she doesn't know how to talk about anything other than books. And maybe a certain used-to-be boy band.

Carla Luna Cullen


Carla Luna Cullen is a writer of young adult and new adult fiction. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to exotic lands and making exciting discoveries. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two kids, and a feisty cat.