An avid reader and former librarian, Alicia Aarons writes Contemporary Romance. She is currently at work on her first novel.
Heather Alexander writes time-travel, contemporary, and historical romance. She’s currently working on the second book in the Kincaid Brothers series. When she’s not writing, you can find her on adventures with her beloved fur babies, Emma and Rascal.
Patricia is a lifelong resident of Central New York. She lives with her hubby of over 25 years and is mom of two boys who’ve flown the nest. Currently Zeus, a Lab Mix, and his sister Toni, a Pitti Mix, are keeping it real in case it gets too quiet. Her first print book, Catching A Cowboy’s Eye published in Nov 2016. Her second book of her Blind Missions, Falling SEALs Series, published in 2015, Commence Falling… In Love, was awarded the 2016 BiblioBoard Most Read Romance for SELF-e category.
Leslie writes Contemporary Romance filled with Action & Adventure, and is currently writing a series about THE Company, a private Security Firm whose main client is America. For Leslie, writing is relaxation for the soul and reading is its nourishment.
Laura Bishop is part of a writing duo with her lifelong friend Jennifer Foy. She has been an avid reader of romance most of her life. After years of dreaming of writing her own novels, Laura and Jennifer joined forces to become Elora Jennison. Laura is currently working on the second book in a series she hopes will be published soon. When she is not reading or writing, Laura can be found spending time with her family and her dog.
Patty Blount found her superpower writing smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. Today, she’s the award-winning author of edgy, emotional contemporary romance. Powered by way too much chocolate, Patty gives a voice to characters society would prefer to ignore…like Grace and Ashley from her award-winning #meToo novels.
I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember; my parents have told me it's been going on even further back than that and not always at the appropriate times. Now I choose to use my gift for good. I write mm romance with a splash of suspense. I believe love comes in all different packages & each should be wrapped in a ribbon and cherished.
Pamela Burford comes from a funny family. You may take that any way you want. She was raised in a household that valued laughter above all. So it should come as no surprise that everything Pamela writes is infused with her own quirky brand of humor, from her romance and romantic suspense novels to her Jane Delaney mystery series. Pamela is the proud founder and past president of Long Island Romance Writers.
Alyson Caraway is a digital marketing strategist by daylight and a paranormal romance author by moonlight. She's also a mom, gamer, Sailor Moon fan, Lucio main, and eternal student of the Japanese language. She lives in Smithtown with her husband, two kids, and maltipoo.
A lifelong resident of Long Island, L. S. Case is an avid community volunteer, Hallmark movie fan, gazebo lover, and adventure seeker. L. S. can be found singing off-key at an ’80s concert or cycling to the beach. Her debut novel, A Hundred Days Till Tomorrow, is an inspirational romance about new beginnings and second chances. Her life’s joy is the time she spends with her husband, three grown children, and a grumpy cockatiel.
Mary is a Member of The Romance Writer's of America (RWA), The RWA Long Island Chapter & Kiss of Death Chapter, The Academy of American Poets as well as the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators (SCBWI). She loves to write Poetry, Romance of all types, Children's Books and Women's fiction.
R.L. Dunn resides with her family in a beautiful community on Long Island. After illness struck, Robin gave up a 25 year career in EMS and returned to creating stories. Living a life worth living, she continues to use her professional background, first responder medical, law enforcement and military contacts to write more romantic suspense novels and thrillers in the future.. She is president of the Long Island Romance Writers.
Claudine is currently working on her first Historical Romance—which is set in Nice, France in 1883. She intends a series based on strong women and their Cinnamon Roll heroes. She holds a B.A. in English Literature/Communications (double major) with a Minor in European History, as well as an M.A. in Medieval Studies from Fordham University.
Melissa Goldsmith began her writing career as one half of the writing duo M. Goldsmith and A. Malin and is now trying her hand as a solo author. She married her college sweetheart, creating her own happily ever after, along with their three beautiful kids.
Effie Kammenou is a first-generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island. When she's not writing or posting recipes on her food blog, aptly named Cheffie's Kitchen, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for 'research.' Her two series, The Gift Saga Trilogy, and The Meraki Series, are seeped in tradition, history, romance, and an appreciation for family. She recently returned to her roots by occasionally working as a background actor in film and television productions.
Suzanne has a proclivity for dark stories with chaotic life-like drama. Growing up on the quiet South Shore of Long Island, Suzanne began writing to help her understand the meaning of life. The questions she couldn’t answer when she was younger, she’s making sure her fictional characters can, and sometimes those answers come in the form of a devilishly handsome, small town bad boy.
A long-time fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, Diana Marik is the award-winning author of the Seven Deadly Veils Series. She grew up in NYC and has her MA in English Literature from Hofstra University. Diana has a passion for travel. She's visited Europe and South America; however, her favorite places to visit are the American Southwest and her home away from home, New Orleans.
Andrea Matthews is the pen name of Inez Foster, a historian and librarian who loves to read and write and search around for her roots, genealogical speaking. She has a BA in History and an MLS in Library Science and enjoys the research almost as much as she does writing the story. She is the author of the Thunder on the Moor series set on the 16th century Anglo-Scottish Border, and the Cross of Ciaran series, where a fifteen-hundred-year-old Celt finds himself in the twentieth century.
USA Today bestselling author Jeannie Moon, has always been a romantic. The author of nineteen contemporary romances, for Tule Publishing and PenguinRandomHouse, Jeannie is married to her high school sweetheart, has three grown kids, two grandbabies, three lovable dogs and is a lifelong resident of Long Island, NY.
Valerie was born and raised on Long Island to Greek immigrant parents. Her beautiful and powerful voice calls forth a time of leather-bound books and soft comfortable chairs drawn close to the warmth of the fire. She writes both poetry and romance novels.
Meara Platt is an award winning, USA Today bestselling author of historical romance with over forty books to her name. Her favorite place in all the world is England's Lake District where her historical/fantasy Dark Gardens series is set. She is best known for her humorous Regency romances in her Farthingale series and Book of Love series.
A lifelong bibliophile, Nika spends her days crafting stories spun from imagination and daydreams, and her nights reading stories already captured on the page. Her favorite genres for both are fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and romance of all flavors, and agrees wholeheartedly with George R.R. Martin that "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."
Blue Saffire, award-winning, bestselling author of over fifty contemporary romance novels and novellas, writes with the intention to touch the heart and the mind. Blue hooks, weaves, and loops multiple series, keeping you engaged in her worlds. Blue writes for Perceptive Illusions as Blue Saffire as well as Royal Blue. Blue and her husband live in a house filled with laughter and creativity, in Long Island, NY. Both working hard to build the Blue brand and cultivate their love for the artists.
Avery is a hopeful romantic at heart who enjoys all types of genres and tropes, but loves writing contemporary romance with strong female leads. She has a few stories in the works, but is currently focusing on buttoning up her first creation for publication.
Violet Vahle writes Paranormal / Dystopian romance. She is currently working on her first book for publication.
Ruth Vincent is the author of the Changeling P.I. urban fantasy series with HarperCollins Voyager Impulse. She is currently at work on an interactive fiction game for Heart's Choice, the Romance label of Choice of Games LLC.
Leslie Vollard is the author of a series of yet-to-be published romance novels set in medieval Languedoc in southern France. The novels bring to life the passions and intrigues of lords, ladies, troubadours, and knights in the imaginary town of Meravilh. By day, Leslie works for a nonprofit. By night, she writes steamy romances with wild abandon. Leslie lives in Merrick with her husband, preschool aged son, and two cats. She loves gardening, baking, and reading love poems in dead languages.
Geoffrey Wells is the author of three novels; The Drowning Bay, published in 2021, looks at the responsibility of freedom in a small bay town; Atone for the Ivory Cloud (2016), explores ivory trading and cybercrime; and A Fado for the River, (2011), looks at a personal freedom born in a nation struggling for its liberation. He lives on the North Fork of Long Island where he swims the open water with his wife and dog, Luciano.