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.
I’m working on short stories, but haven’t been published yet. My memoir quilt, “Corona Virus Blues” was published in a book by the former director of the Texas Quilt Museum. Romances with quilting themes are in my future! In my past, I’ve been a diamond grading teacher and librarian, Asian art history student, and member of a women’s sailboat racing team. I retired from a career babysitting critical computer systems, so now I’m learning to write stories, and making quilts for charity.
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.
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.
M. Goldsmith has been publishing her stories since 2018, but her love of romance fiction goes back to her childhood. Married to her college sweetheart, she lives on Long Island and cherishes visits from her three grown kids and enormous extended family.
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.
K. Kinley is a contemporary romance writer, wife, mother, and dog mom from Long Island. Reading has always been a personal escape from reality, but having her baby girl showed her it’s never too late to take risks and do what you love. She brings the characters to life that are flowing through her head in fun, entertaining stories full of heart, passion, and a happily ever after.
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.
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, Jeannie is married to her high school sweetheart and is a lifelong resident of Long Island, NY. A retired teacher and librarian, Jeannie is also an editor and author coach with a growing freelance practice.
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 60+ contemporary & paranormal romance novels & novellas, writes w/ the intention to touch the heart & mind. Her multiple series keep you engaged in her worlds. She & her husband live in a house filled w/ laughter & creativity in LI, NY. Both working hard to build the Blue brand & cultivate their love for the arts. She holds an MBA in Marketing & Project Mgmt, an MED in Instructional Technology & Curriculum Design, & is an NLP Master Practitioner
John discovered reading & writing romance relatively late—after a 35-year career in corporate finance/insurance. Writing two little fan fiction stories led him to take his first writing course in 2018, from which he created his first contemporary romance novel to be self-published in 2024. In retirement John also fulfilled a dream to become a musician, which figures prominently in his novel. He’s also passionate about volunteering at a Wyandanch outreach center, where he manages the food pantry.
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 is the author of the Changeling P.I. urban fantasy series with Harper Voyager Impulse, beginning with her debut, Elixir. Her interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style romance novel, Changeling Charade, is available now with Heart’s Choice Games. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence & the University of Oxford, Ruth also works on the operations side of Broadway & TV. She lives on LI with her family & a cockatoo who thinks he’s a dog. She is represented by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Leslie Vollard is the author of The De Veres, a series of romance novels set in 12th century England. The first book is scheduled to come out in fall 2024. She is also currently writing a series of romance novels about airmail pilots in the late 1910's and early 1920's.
While Bernadette Walsh has hopped around genres -- contemporary romance, paranormal romance and women's fiction -- all of her books have a common theme: women handling what life throws at them the best way they can. Bernadette has written seven novels and is the host of the Fearless Fiction podcast.
Geoffrey Wells is the author of four novels: *Never Less*, a young YA novel of how best friends figure out what’s behind the fentanyl overdoses happening in their town, and vow to stop them . . . before they lose their dads; The *Drowning Bay*, looks at the responsibility of freedom in a small bay town; *Atone for the Ivory Cloud* explores ivory trading in the Cloud; and *A Fado for the River*, about personal freedom born in a nation struggling for its liberation.
Paris Wynters is a multi-racial author of steamy contemporary romances full of pulse-pounding passion. Her books follow the romantic journeys of feisty heroines as they find love with smoldering hockey stars, rugged military men, and alongside charming cowboys. She is the author of The Three Keys Ranch series, The Navy SEALs of Little Creek series, Called into Action, and Totally Pucked.