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(♥ denotes a published author)
Alison Atlee ♥
Alison Atlee spent her childhood re-enacting Little Women and trying to fashion 19th century wardrobes for her Barbie dolls. Happily, these activities turned out to be good preparation for writing historical novels. She now lives in Kentucky.
Marilyn Barr ♥
Author of the Strawberry Shifters book series and spin-off paranormal tales. Marilyn’s works contain heroes who are regular people with different ability levels and body types in a light where they are powerful, lovable, and appreciated. She is a sucker for cheesy vampire movies (see what she did there), bad puns, Italian food, punk music, black cats, and all things witchy.
S. Cinders ♥
USA Today Bestselling Author S. CINDERS is a multi-genre romance author of over thirty titles. S. CINDERS loves baked goods, decorating shows, and hanging out with her family. A lover of all things romance, S. CINDERS writes paranormal, contemporary, historical, fantasy, and sci-fi romances.
Charmaine Coombs (Peyton Ashley)
Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense
Charmaine is President of KRW! She writes contemporary romance with a splash of suspense and a smidge of humor. Things can get a little, um, spicy at times as well.
Alicia Cooper ♥
Paranormal & Fantasy
de de Cox ♥
Contemporary Romance & Romantic Fiction
Growing up on a farm in Rooster Run, KY, romance novels were de de’s escape to another world. She knew that one day her dream of writing a romance novel would come true. Fast forward to 2018, when de de picked the book back up that she had begun in her early 30s. She has never looked back. de de became a published that year and is the #1 best selling Kentucky romance author of the Two Degrees Series, and is now working on her new series – RESCUE ME (animals and love), which will debut in 2021.
Paranormal Romance & Romantic Suspense
Daydreaming is Johnda’s passion. Creating worlds, characters, settings, dialog, and horrible events for people to endure is the most fun she can have that’s legal. She wrote her first short story at the age of eight. A heroic dog gets lost and must defy the odds to find his way home. A female dog and puppies were involved. From the beginning, she was writing romance. Now retired, it’s time to fulfill her life-long dream to be an author who can share her daydreams with the world.
Melissa Goodman ♥
Category, Contemporary & Historical
Tina D.C. Hayes ♥
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, & Paranormal Romance
Tina DC Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist. The busy mother of four lives down a little country road in western Kentucky with her family, which includes a few pampered pooches and parrots. In her spare time she reads, hangs out with friends and family, watches movies, plays guitar, and indulges her inner Foodie in the kitchen.
Evie is an award-winning writer of Regency Romance. She sets her stories in the fictional town of Edenbrooke, England, where the heroines are sassy and the heroes are swoonworthy. Evie is currently working on her series, Bluestockings Behaving Badly.
Joan Kayse ♥
Historical & Paranormal Romance
Best Selling Author of historical and paranormal romance. Joan believes love spans every historical era. She crafts stories that transport readers to the vibrant times of the Roman Empire and magical realms. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she shares her home and keyboard with two baby cats, Cricket Marie and Grayson the Monkey Cat.
Kristin Lee ♥
Kristin Lee writes contemporary romance novels that include the fours S’s: Steamy * Sexy * Sometimes Sweet * Always Suspenseful. If she isn’t writing or reading, you’ll find her streaming her favorite shows or attending sporting events. Did we mention she loves having a Bourbon cocktail while at the horse races?
New Adult Romance
Kelly McKerras ♥
Kerridwen McNamara ♥
J.L. Minyard ♥
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Jessica Minyard is an award-winning young adult author, poet, ISTJ, Sagittarius, and boy mom who lives and writes from the bluegrass.
She has an MFA from Lindenwood University and her short fiction and poetry has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Vamp Cat Magazine, salt + vinegar zine, Nightingale and Sparrow, Re-Side Zine, Taco Bell Quarterly, Kaleidotrope, and elsewhere.
She also writes adult romance under the super-secret pen name, J.L. Minyard.
Neleigh Olson ♥
Contemporary & Historical
Mysti Parker ♥
Mysti Parker is an award-winning author and shameless chocoholic. She writes romance for every reader’s taste from super sweet to scandalously spicy. When she’s not writing the next best-story-ever or tackling the endless mountain of laundry, she works as a freelance copywriter and editor. Mysti resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, three children and too many pets.
Lynda Rees ♥
Historical Romance, Romantic Mystery & Suspense, Multi-Genre
Lynda is a multi-award-winning author of romantic mystery and suspense, middle-grade mystery, children’s picture and activity books, financial self-help and cookbooks. This free-spirited adventurer and world traveler has a diverse background that brings rare perspective to her writing. Appalachian-born, daughter of a coal miner, Lynda is part Cherokee Indian. A love affair with books, mystery and American history stems from being immerged in the Mob’s reign in Northern Kentucky when the area prospered as a mecca for gambling and sin.
R. Sullins ♥
Paranormal & Contemporary
R. Sullins is an International and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her with a book in her hands. She married her high school sweetheart, who just happened to be a soldier in the U.S. Army. She is a lover of fairies, tattoos, and coffee cups, has a vast collection of them all, and receives a glare from her teenager every time she brings home a new cup to squeeze into the cabinet.
Ariella Talix ♥
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, MMF Romance, & Historical Romance
Ariella Talix is the nom de plume of a bestselling author who lives in America’s Heartland. Her goal is to preserve the dignity of family members who would rather not be associated publicly with a woman who writes such scandalous and stimulating novels. She’s not going to stop writing them, though.
Kat Turner ♥
Paranormal & Contemporary Romance
When not reading or writing, Kat works for a university, teaches yoga, and lives the mom life. She has too many plants, guards her gym time with her life, and is quite adept at picking up objects with her toes. Her debut novel, Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll, released on September 15th from City Owl Press.