Our FCRW Authors


Kaia Alderson


Gerri Bauer (Published Author)

Website: http://persimmon-hollow.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GerriBauerAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gerribauer
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gerribauer
Blog: http://frontier-florida.blogspot.com
Celebrate love, faith, family and community in the pioneer Florida town of Persimmon Hollow 
Books: At Home in Persimmon Hollow (July 2015), Stitching A Life in Persimmon Hollow (March 2016), both published by Franciscan Media


Mary Behre (Published Author)
National Readers’ Choice Award Double Finalist * National Readers’ Choice Award Winner * Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Stories with Humor, Suspense and a Psychic Love-Connection

Mary Behre (pronounced Berry), the lone female in a house full of males, is the undisputed queen… and even has the glittery tiara to prove it! She spends her time plotting and tormenting the characters in her stories.

Books: Come Back to Me (w/a J.S. Nichols), Spirited, Guarded, Harmonized, Energized


Valerie Bowman (Published Author)
Golden Heart® Finalist

Valerie Bowman writes Racy Regency Romps. Her debut historical romance novel,
SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, published by St. Martin’s Press, was nominated for Best Debut Historical Romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews and was given a starred review by BookList. Valerie lives in Jacksonville, FL with her rescue dog, Huckleberry.

Peegen Brent


Jolene Cazzola (Published Author)
Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Website: www.JoleneCazzola.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoleneCazzola
Books: Love’s Illusions, Love’s Journey

Lia Davis (Published Author)

Website: http://www.authorliadavis.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novelsbylia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Lia-Davis/137761469629592

Lia is a paranormal erotic romance author who love creating unique worlds to escape to. Her current works are Ravished Before Sunrise, A 1Night Stand Story, The Divinities series, Ashwood Falls series.


Alyssa Day (Published Author)
RITA® Winner
Paranormal Romance
Books: Atlantis Rising, Wild Hearts in Atlantis (in Wild Thing, an anthology)
Atlantis Awakening, Shifter’s Lady (in Shifter, an anthology), Atlantis Unleashed
Atlantis Unmasked, Atlantis Redeemed, Atlantis Betrayed, Vampire in Atlantis
Heart of Atlantis, Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance, Alejandro’s Sorceress

Joan Denman


Lena Diaz (Published Author)
Golden Heart® Finalist
National Excellence in Romance Fiction Finalist (Twice)
Daphne du Maurier Winner (Twice)  *  Booksellers’ Best Winner
TARA Winner  *  Beacon Finalist  *  Carolyn Reader’s Choice Finalist
Romantic Suspense Author for Avon and Harlequin
Books: He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not; Simon Says Die; Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead; Take the Key and Lock Her Up; EXIT Strategy; The Marshal’s Witness; Explosive Attraction; Undercover Twin; Tennessee Takedown; The Bodyguard

Glo Ferguson


Selena Fulton


Alice Gilmartin


Debby Grahl


Karen Herbelin


Cynthia Hill


C Hutton

Cheryel Hutton (Published Author)
Titles: Shadows of Evil, Keepers of Legend,
The Ugly Truth, Secrets of Ugly Creek, Blood of the Innocent

Brenda Jackson (Published Author)
RITA® Winner
Titles: The Grangers Series, The Westmoreland Series, the Madaris Family
Brenda Jackson is the New York Times, USA Today and international bestseller of over 100 novels and novellas. Additionally, Ms. Jackson has over 10 million books in print. Her professional writing career began in 1994 when she signed on with Kensington Arabesque. Her first book, Tonight and Forever, became a huge success, introducing the Madaris Family. Since then she has introduced the Bennetts, the Westmorelands, the Montgomerys, the Masters, the Savoys, the Steeles and the Grangers, just to name a few.
Over the years, Ms. Jackson received numerous awards and made many trail-blazing accomplishments by being the first African-American author to have a book published under the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire line of books and the first African-American romance author to make USA Today’s Bestseller’s List and the New York Times Bestseller’s List for the series romance genre.

Jan Jackson

Jan Jackson (RWA PRO®)
Romantic Suspense & Paranormal

First Place Launching a Star & Fool for Love Contests

Debra Jess (Published Author)

Melody Johnson (Published Author)
Paranormal Romance

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.


Tish Laroux


Marie Long (Published Author)
2014 Emerald City Opener winner * 2016 Maggie Award winner * 2016 I Heart Indie winner
New Adult Romance

Website: www.MarieLongAuthor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarieLongAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarieLongAuthor
Pinterest: https://twitter.com/MarieLongAuthor
Instagram: https://instagram.com/marielongauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/marie_long

Books: The Anderson Brothers series, Secret Notte, Royal Secret, No Strings Attached

Marie Long is a novelist who enjoys the snowy weather, the mountains, and a cup of hot white chocolate. She’s an avid supporter of literacy movements like We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).


Connie Mann (Published Author)
Romantic Suspense

Website: www.conniemann.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConnieMannAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaptConnieMann

Connie Mann loves stories of suspense, adventure and second chances. She’s also a USCG-licensed boat captain, so when she’s not writing, she’s usually on Central Florida’s waterways showing local school children their first alligator.

Books: Trapped!, Angel Falls, Hidden Threat, Tangled Lies


Madeline Martin

Madeline Martin (Published Author)
Melody of Love Winner, Beacon Finalist
Scottish Historical Romance

Website: www.madelinemartin.com

Goodreads: Madeline Martin
Madeline Martin is heating up the Highlands with her Scottish set historical romance.

Leah Miles


Carla Mueller


Candese Nieves


Priscilla Oliveras (RWA PRO®)
Golden Heart® Finalist

Priscilla Oliveras is a Kensington Zebra Shout author and four-time Golden Heart® finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latino flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latino-American culture with her readers. Since earning an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, she also teaches an on-line continuing education course titled “Romance Writing” for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, a beach lover, a half-marathon runner and a consummate traveler who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock. To follow along on her fun-filled and hectic life, visit her on the web at prisoliveras.com or on Twitter via @prisoliveras.


Emerson Perry


Shelby Reed


Renee Ryan (Published Author)

Award-winning, multi-published author Renee Ryan sold her first book by winning the 2001 inaugural Dorchester/Romantic Times New Historical Voice Contest. She sold her second book to Harlequin Love Inspired Historical and has since sold/contracted sixteen more manuscripts to Love Inspired and Love Inspired Historical.

Abigail Sharpe (Published Author)
Golden Heart® Finalist, Beacon Winner, Molly Finalist, The Carla – Crown Jewel of Books Finalist
Passionate, playful contemporary romance

Books:  Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy?, Who Wants to Marry a Doctor?

Tmonique Stephens (Published Author)

She was born in St. Thomas USVI, but she grew up in The Bronx, New York one mile from Yankee Stadium. She loves SyFy and the History channels, and Asian cuisine, but her heart and stomach longs for anything from the Caribbean.


Christy Thomas


Sara Walker


Rachel Warner (RWA PRO®)
Rachel writes romantic Women’s Fiction.

Kristi Weldon


Barbara Whitaker (Published Author)
Historical Romance