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Barbara Cummings is an award winning author of numerous novels (comedy, mystery, romance, and young adult), short stories, and poems. In 1993, her mystery novel set in Victorian London (Dead As Dead Can Be) was voted one of the top ten best-selling original paperbacks by Mid-Atlantic Independent Mystery Booksellers. In 1994, she received the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Prime Time. She is also a recipient of the Washington Romance Writers’ Outstanding Achievement Award.

You can visit Barbara's website at barbaracummingsbooks.com.

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Gail Dayton began writing at nine years old and hasn't stopped since. Although she's held a number of different jobs in her career--from junior college history instructor, to newspaper editorial staff, to paralegal--writing books is her favorite. Two of her novels in the One Rose Trilogy won Prism Awards for Best Fantasy. She is also the author of two steampunk paranormal romance novels, New Blood and Heart's Blood, as well as two romance novels.

Gail is currently living in Texas with her husband. She has three adult children and four grandchildren.

You can visit Gail online at gaildayton.com.

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Toby Devens was born in Brooklyn, New York and by age five was performing as a singer and actress on stage and television. She "retired" at thirteen to resume a happy, conventional childhood. By age nine, she'd written her first book, a collection of original fairy tales illustrated in crayon. She received a B.A. from The American University and an M.A. from New York University, both in English Literature.

Toby's current novel My Favorite Midlife Crises (Yet) emerged from her most recent sojourn into singlehood. Devens' first book, Mercy Lord, My Husband's in the Kitchen, was published by Doubleday in hardcover and Avon in soft cover.

Toby currently lives in a Maryland suburb halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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Stephanie Julian is the author of the Forgotten Goddesses series from Sourcebooks and the Magical Seduction and Lucani Lovers series from Ellora's Cave. She enjoys a good story, especially if it has a hero she can fall in love with, a heroine she can identify with, and a world she'd want to live in, whether it's contemporary, historical, or fantastical.

Stephanie lives in southeast Pennsylvania with her husband, two sons, and two kitty girls. They all put up with her lengthy disappearances into her writing cave, her utter disdain for cooking, and her high tolerance for squalor. And she loves them all the more for it.

You can find Stephanie on Facebook, Twitter, and at stephaniejulian.com.

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Joanne Kennedy, as a transplanted Easterner, has a unique perspective on the West. After dabbling in horse training, chicken farming, and organic gardening in Pennsylvania, she ran away from home to Montana twenty years ago and was surprised to discover that cowboys still walk the streets of Cheyenne and much of the old West remains today. Her fascination with Wyoming's unique blend of past and present led her to write contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings.

Joanne is the author of Cowboy Trouble, One Fine Cowboy, and Cowboy Fever, contemporary Western romances published by Sourcebooks Casablanca.

You can visit Joanne online at joannekennedybooks.com.

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Laurie Kingery is a central Ohio author and veteran E.R. Registered Nurse who wrote 16 historical romances as Laurie Grant and now writes inspirational historicals for Steeple Hill. She won the Reader's Choice for short historicals in 1994. Country Christmas was her first inspirational historical in Oct. '08; her latest is The Sheriff's Sweetheart, releasted in April 2011.

In her spare time, Laurie enjoys reading romance and suspense. She always has several books in the process of being read--at home, at work, in her purse for those times spent in lines... She spends time online with writer friends, watching favorite TV shows, and playing with her three dogs.

You can visit Laurie online at lauriekingery.com.

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Laura Morrigan has always loved books. As a child, sleuths like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden kept Laura up past bedtime reading with the aid of her ever-trusty Miss Piggy flashlight. Laura Morrigan loved strong, smart, independent female role models, girls that were brave and funny and loyal.

She still stays up past her bedtime, now with women like Anna Pigeon, Mercy Thomson and Stephanie Plum.  But she doesn't just read about their adventures anymore: she writes her own. Stories with heart and charm and mystery. Laura lives in the Florida panhandle, where most of her novels are set, and loves the Blue Angels, wearing flip flops in November, and thunderstorms. She is the author of a new cozy mystery series featuring an animal psychic to be published by Berkley Prime Crime in 2012.

Her website is lauramorrigan.com.

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Celeste O. Norfleet was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. An art director and graphic designer for many years, Celeste now devotes all of her time to writing and creating romance, letting her artistic imagination flow through the computer keys. Her romance novels, realistic with a touch of humor, depict strong sexy characters with unpredictable plots and exciting storylines. Her young adult novels delve into dramatic fiction, reflecting current issues facing African-American teens.

A national best-selling author, Celeste now lives in Virginia with her husband and two teenagers.

Her website is celesteonorfleet.com.

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Hope Ramsay was born in Flushing, New York, and she's always gotten a secret thrill every time she's had to write the word "Flushing" on any official document. Her extended colorful family provides the fodder for the characters you'll find in her Last Chance Series. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has held various jobs including working as a lobbyist and a public relations consultant. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes.

Now living in Fairfax, Virginia, she has two grown children and considers her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar her most prized possession.

Her website is hoperamsay.com.

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Brett Rigg has been writing stories ever since his elementary school held a "Make a Book" contest. He grew up in Alaska and studied English and creative writing at Brigham Young University before going on to get his law degree at the University of Arizona. Brett is now the sole partner at The Rigg Law Firm and practices law throughout Northern Arizona and the four corners region, including the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, and White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Brett is the author of The Denali Sky and The Skinwalker Girl. He lives in Pinetop, Arizona with his wife, CJ, and five children, Skyla, Landon, Parker, River, and Rockwell, and their dog, Moses. In his spare time he likes to wrestle on the trampoline with his kids.

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Sabine Starr rides the trails of her ancestors when she saddles Silver and searches for hidden treasure in the mystical Kiamichi Mountains. She lives near the Old Shawnee Trail in Texas and at her mountain retreat in Oklahoma where she writes about Old West lawmen, outlaws, Indians, and honky-tonk gals with a penchant for fast guns, hot guys, and wild adventures. Lady Gone Bad is an upcoming release from Brava Books.

Visit Sabine Starr on the web at sabinestarr.com.

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Tawny Weber is usually found dreaming up stories in her California home, surrounded by dogs, cats, and kids. It took awhile for her to get to this point. Workshops and classes, voraciously devouring every how-to book she could buy, studying the market and finding her niche. Throw in those little distractions like life, children and such... but the dream started taking life.

Now when she's not writing hot, spicy stories for Harlequin Blaze, she's shopping for the perfect pair of boots or drooling over Johnny Depp pictures (when her husband isn't looking, of course). In May 2011, her thirteenth Blaze, Just for the Night hit the bookshelves.

Visit Tawny on the web at tawnyweber.com.