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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Spotlight on Florida Writers by Kristin Wallace

This month on RTG, we’re promoting other authors. We were told we could pick a theme or simply authors we love. I decided to go with a sort-of theme and feature Florida authors. Now, they might not all write stories that take place in Florida (although some do), but they all reside in my home state. They are fellow members of my local writers chapter Florida Romance Writers (FRW), a chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA) in southeast Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and the Keys).

Most write in a variety of romance genres, but others are published in genres outside of romance, including historical fiction and mysteries. 

So, here they are….

Heather Graham – Heather is an international NYT and USA Today best selling author of over 100 romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels. She is also one of the Founding Mothers of FRW. She has written too many books to mention.

Tara L. AmesTara writes sexy contemporary romances with alpha heroes and strong-willed heroines. The Risk Taker is the first book in the Alpha Aviators series and will be released this July.

Debra Andrews – Debra writes glitzy, sexy, romances with a dangerous twist, including romantic suspense, action-adventure, romantic comedy, and mystery/thrillers.

Lynette Austin – Award-winning contemporary romance author. Check out her latest series, Maverick Junction.

Nancy Cohen – Nancy writes cozy mysteries and paranormal/fantasy romance set in Florida. Her latest release, Facials Can Be Fatal, is part of her Bad Hair Day Mysteries series.

A.E. Easterlin – Author of contemporary and historical romance. Her latest release is Never Say Never Again.

Jane Ederlyn – Jane Ederlyn is actually the alter ego of a writing duo. They write steamy paranormal romance with sexy vampires and werewolves. Their debut novel, Reborn, is the first book in their Princess of Blood Series.

Susannah Gautier – Susannah writes YA & adult romance, including paranormal, suspense as well as cyber-punk/dystopian. She pens the Black Dragon Elite & Dark Legends Series.

Traci Hall - Traci is a prolific author of contemporary, historical and YA/paranormal romance. Her By the Sea Series features fun and sexy romances set in South Florida.  

Sharon Hartley – Author of contemporary romantic suspense.

Rebecca HeflinAward-winning writer of women's fiction and contemporary romance, where ordinary people find extraordinary romance.

Marcia King-Gamble – Marcia has written over 30 romance novels, including steamy contemporary romances set in exotic locales.

Sophia Knightly – Sophia is a USA Today & NYT bestselling author of sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance.

Jessica Rachel Kreger – Jessica pens sweet contemporary romances that bring modern fairy tales to life. Her debut novel, Fit To Love, launched earlier this year.    

Virginia Martin – Virginia is the author of Christian fiction, young adult, and non-fiction devotionals.

Alyssa Maxwell – Alyssa is a best selling author of historical mysteries. Her series include Gilded Newport Mysteries, and The Lady and Lady’s Maids Mysteries.

Alison McMahan - Alison writes adult and YA historical romantic mysteries. She is also an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. 

Michael Meeske (V.S. Alexander) – Michael writes across genres, including romance, mystery, suspense, gothic and historical fiction. His historical novel, The Magdalen Girls written under the name V.S. Alexander, launched in January.

Aleka Nakis – Aleka writes steamy contemporary romances that blend her passions for story telling, travel, exotic locations and sexy heroes.

Victoria Pinder – Victoria is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, YA and Sci-fi/fantasy romance. She just published her 25th novel, Favorite Coffee, Favorite Mistake.

Mona Risk – Mona is a USA Today & NYT best selling author of sweet and sexy contemporary romances set in exotic locations around the world.

Sheena Snow – Sheena is an author of YA fantasy/sci-fi romance. Her debut novel is Sparked.

Cynthia Thomason – Cynthia is a multi-award winning author of over two-dozen novels, including sweet contemporary/small town and historical romance.

Bonnie Vanak – Bonnie is a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of over 40 novels, including paranormal, historical, and romantic suspense, including the Werewolves of Montana Series.

And now for me...

Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and sweet contemporary romance filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of two best selling series, Shellwater Key Tales (sweet contemporary romance) and Covington Falls Chronicles (inspirational romance). Her tenth published novel released April 24th - Last Stop At Paradise, Book 3 in the Shellwater Key Tales.

For info on all of her books, visit Kristin Wallace Author



Sophia Knightly said...

Thanks so much, Kristin! I'm honored to be included with these awesome Florida writers.

Nancy J. Cohen said...

Thanks for including me. This is a great list!

Traci said...

Thanks Kristin! You are a terrific storyteller yourself, my friend!!

Tara L. Ames said...

Thank you Kristin. I agree with Sophia Knightly. It is an honor to be included in this outstanding group.

Alison said...

Wow! I got a flash of deja vu from when I joined the chapter... I looked everyone up and started reading everyone's books.... and now here I am on this list!

Mona Risk said...

Thank you Kristin for compiling this interesting list and mentioning my name. We certainly have a few famous authors at FRW.