Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, novellas, and short stories. She also blogs about her dog, a Labrador named Capone. Abigail is represented by Lauren Bieker of FinePrint Literary Management.

Jess Everlee is the author of The Gentleman’s Book of Vices, the first book in the queer, Victorian Era Lucky Lovers of London series. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she studied English and Gender Studies at The Ohio State University, focusing on Victorian Literature and public health topics. She now lives in Northeast Ohio with her small family of furballs and fellow humans.

Chloe Flowers is an award-winning author and the recipient of the University of Akron, Wayne College 2018 Writer of the Year Award. She writes small-town contemporary women’s fiction, and American historical romance novels about scoundrels, pirates, and spunky, independent heroines. Chloe has a weakness for good red wine, Calvin & Hobbes comics, pie, dark chocolate and brown-eyed guys with beards, which is probably why she digs pirates, men in uniform and treasure hunters and writes about action and adventure and of course romance, which is the greatest adventure of all.

Angie Hockman is a RWA Golden Heart Award® winner. Her professional background includes stints in law, education, and eco-tourism, but these days you can find her writing romantic stories, enjoying the outdoors with her family, or dreaming of her next travel adventure. Author of Shipped and Dream On, she lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, young son, sweet old-lady cat, and an ornery golden retriever.

Michelle Levigne started writing for fanzines in college, while earning a bunch of useless degrees in theater, English, film/communication, and writing. Her first professional publication came from winning first place in the Writers of the Future contest in 1990. She has over 100 published books and novellas in SF, fantasy, and romance. A tea snob, she freelance edits for a living and terrorizes writers and readers through two small presses she co-owns: Mt. Zion Ridge Press and Ye Olde Dragon Books. Be afraid…be very afraid.

Miranda Liasson is a bestselling author who writes about the important relationships in women’s lives. Her heartwarming and humorous romances have won numerous accolades and have been praised by Entertainment Weekly for the way she “deals with so much of what makes life hard . . . without ever losing the warmth and heart that characterize her writing.” A proud native of Northeast Ohio, she lives in a neighborhood of old homes that serve as inspiration for her books.

Julie Anne Lindsey is an award-winning and bestselling author of mystery and romantic suspense. She’s published fifty novels since her debut in 2013 and currently writes series as herself, as well as under multiple pen names, for Harlequin, Kensington, Sourcebooks and Crooked Lane Books. She is the 2020 Golden Quill Award Winner for Series Romance, a double finalist (and winner) of the National Readers’ Choice Award for Romance Adventure, Winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery & Suspense, the Stiletto Award for Romantic Suspense and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for romantic suspense. When Julie’s not creating new worlds or fostering the epic love of fictional characters, she can be found in Kent, Ohio, plotting murder with her shamelessly enabling friends.

Demitria Lunetta is the author of novels for children and adults. She has many dogs and many books. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and events. Demetria is represented by Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

A lawyer by day, Marin McGinnis feeds the more creative part of her soul by writing historical romance and mystery. She’s spent more than half her life in a tree-lined, unabashedly liberal suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She lives with her husband and two standard poodles. While her very first completed manuscript will forever languish under the bed, Marin subsequently published four Victorian-era romances.  In a never-ending quest to ditch the day job, Marin also works as a freelance copy editor, teaches at Lawson Writer’s Academy, and lectures on various writing topics. When she’s not writing, editing, teaching, networking, or lawyering, she’s cooking for family and friends, learning how (and how not) to bake bread, and spending far too much time watching superhero movies.

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. A graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy lives in Ohio.

Kate Karyus Quinn is a Chapstick addict with a love for live theater and a BFA from Niagara University to prove it. After growing up in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, Kate left her hometown for Southern California and film school, where she earned an MFA in Film and Television Production from Chapman University. She currently lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband, three children, and 2 dogs. Kate is first and foremost an avid reader and unapologetic booknerd. Although she mostly reads YA and romance, she often samples different genres in her constant search for the next great read.

Abbie Roads is the bestselling author of the Fatal Dream Series and the Fatal Truth Series. Her novels have been finalists in the Golden Heart, The Daphne Du Maurier, and many others. Her debut novel Race the Darkness was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick Fall Romance and Never Let Me Fall is an Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Romance. By day Abbie is a mental health counselor always focusing on the bright side. By night she writes on the dark side, but always with hope and a happily-ever-after. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Amanda Uhl is an award-winning author of fast-paced, romantic suspense novels with a paranormal twist and humorous, big city contemporary romance with small town heart. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater and a Master’s degree in Marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies. Amanda is an avid reader and tea connoisseur and lives with her husband and three children in Cleveland, Ohio. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.