Published Works: Deceived (2014), Shadows (2015), Jigsaw (2016), Concierge (2017)
Honors/Awards: Shadows – Best Suspense Thriller 2016 RONE Awards – InD’Tale Magazine
Bio: Stella Barcelona has always had an active imagination, a tendency to daydream, and a passion for reading romance, mysteries, and thrillers. She has found an outlet for all these aspects of herself by writing romantic thrillers.
In her day-to-day life, Stella is a lawyer and works for a court in New Orleans, Louisiana. She lives minutes from the French Quarter, with her husband of twenty years and two adorable papillons who believe they are princesses.
Stella’s first novel, Deceived, was inspired by New Orleans, its unique citizens, and the city’s World War II-era history. The continuing character of Black Raven Private Security Contractors was first introduced in Deceived and takes flight in her second and third novels, Shadows and Jigsaw–thrillers inspired by current events. Stella is hard at work on her next Black Raven novel, Insertion, which will be released in 2018.
Honors/Awards: A nursing article won first place in the Clinical Category in the AORN/Johnson and Johnson 2001 Writers Contest.
Bio: In 2009, Ann retired from 39 years of nursing to actively pursue her writing dreams. Her first novel was published in 2010. To date, Ann has written and published a time-travel, historical romance trilogy—Legacy of Time, Legacy of Revenge, Legacy of Conflict, a stand alone historical romance, Calico Queen, and a sarcastic/humorous novella titled How Many Frogs Must I Kiss?
Ann’s writing credentials also include an award winning nursing article. “Uterine Artery Embolism,” published in the April 2001 AORN Journal, won the award for 1st place Clinical Category in the AORN/Johnson and Johnson 2001 Writers Contest.
Her current work in progress, Cherokee Tears, is a contemporary romance with historical flashbacks.
Published Works: Unconditional Surrender and Crescent Moon
Honors/Awards: Best Historical and Highest Overall Score in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest.
Bio: Patricia Charles remembers going to the public library when she was a small child. The Pascagoula library was only a block away. She wasn’t allowed to cross the street, so her
older brother was delegated to take her. Of course, she wouldn’t let him carry her books. She was a big girl. Patricia remembers she had so many books she had to balance them with her chin. She also recalls crying when she had to return them. Books have been in her life as long as she can remember.
Her love of books eventually lead her to the theatre. She has a Master’s of Arts in Drama
and Communications and a Master’s of Library and Information Sciences. Naturally she
is a librarian, a medical librarian.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Southern Louisiana Chapter of
RWA and CelticHearts. In 2013 she won Best Historical and Highest Overall Score in the
Dixie Kane Contest.
Patricia Charles lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, having moved there from New
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Frodo, her large 13 pound Pomeranian, likes to lick her
feet while she writes.
Published Works: Masquerading With the CEO, Bewitching the Enemy, His Wicked Desire, Forever Charmed, and Not An Angel
Honors/Awards: Bewitching the Enemy, His Wicked Desire, and Forever Charmed have each been nominated for a RONE Award and earned the Crowned Heart of Excellence by InD’Tale Magazine.
Bio: Dawn might occasionally have a gator parked on her front yard there on the bayou, but it’s the snakes that really scare the bejeezus out of her. So instead, she tends to hole herself up with a good romance book, chocolate by the pound, or marathon TV viewing of Games of Thrones, Outlander, The Originals, various home renovation shows and Supernatural–oh Dean! *swoons*
Dawn’s latest release, Forever Charmed, has recently been honored with the Crown of Excellence Heart by InD’tale Magazine. And the 2nd novel in the Vieux Carré Witch Sister series, His Wicked Desire, was nominated in 2015 for a RONE award. Several of her books have placed in various Romance Writers of America writing contest. Dawn’s latest endeavor is writing a YA novel, a Bayou Billionaire romance novel series, plus she’s working on two major house renovation projects at the same time.
Published Works: Who Speaks for the Damned, #15 in the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series, coming from Penguin in April 2020. “Siren’s Call,” a novella in the anthology The Deadly Hours, coming from Sourcebooks in September 2020. Good Time Coming, a Civil War-era coming-of-age novel set in St. Francisville, Louisiana, published by Severn in 2016.
Honors/Awards: Candice’s first book, Night in Eden, was named one of Amazon.com’s Top Ten Romances for 1997 and won Romantic Times’ Best First Book Award. She is a two-time RITA® Award finalist and the recipient of multiple RT Reviewers Choice Awards.
Bio: C.S. Harris is the USA Today bestselling author of over 25 novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery series set in Regency England; the C.S. Graham contemporary thriller series from Harper Collins, and seven historical romances written under her own name, Candice Proctor. A former history professor, she has lived much of her life abroad and now makes her home in New Orleans with her husband, retired Army Intelligence officer Steve Harris, and lots and lots of cats.
Published Works: Better Dead, book one in her B & B Spirits mystery series
Honors/Awards: 2016 Golden Heart Finalist
Bio: Pamela Kopfler is a novelist, Southern-fried and sassy. She writes award-winning humorous mysteries with a kick of Southern sass. Her debut novel, BETTER DEAD, is the first in her B & B Spiritsmystery series, to be followed by DOWNRIGHT DEAD, and HOG WILD DEAD. (Kensington Books)
Putting words on the page keeps Pamela’s alligator mouth from overloading her hummingbird heinie in real life. It doesn’t hurt to be married to a saint who is an attorney either. She can stir up a roux, mix a cocktail, shoot anything (as long as it doesn’t have eyes), and loves swapping stories. She marks her time on earth by the lives of the dogs she has loved and who often show up in her stories.
Pamela lives in South Louisiana where the spirits are restless, the food is spicy, and the living is divine.
Published Works: Holmes Brothers series: Awaken Me, Trust Me, and Chase Me; Moments in Maplesville: Any Time You Need Me; Camp Firefly Falls series: Mr. Right Next Door
Honors/Awards: 2012 RITA ® Award finalist, 2015 RITA® Award finalist, and 2015 Emma Award for “Author of the Year”
Bio: USA Today Bestselling author Farrah Rochon hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has garnered much acclaim for her Holmes Brothers, New York Sabers, Bayou Dreams and Moments in Maplesville series. I’ll Catch You, the second book in her New York Sabers series for Harlequin Kimani, was a 2012 RITA ® Award finalist. Yours Forever, the third book in the Bayou Dreams series, was a 2015 RITA® Award finalist. Farrah has been nominated for an RT BOOKReviews Reviewers Choice Award, and in 2015 received the Emma Award for Author of the Year.
When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, cooking, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows. An admitted sports fanatic, Farrah feeds her addiction to football by watching New Orleans Saints games on Sunday afternoons.
Published Works: Buccaneer Beauty, Love at War, From Ice Wagon to ClubHouse: The Life of Jude Mooney, The Doctor and the War Widow, and A Fair Grounds Mystery
Bio: Viola Russell is the pseudonym for Susan Weaver Eble. A homegrown New Orleanian, she holds a doctorate in English literature from Texas A & M University. She has traveled far and wide and relishes the memories she has made in places as distant as England, Ireland, Canada, and Jamaica and as near as Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Massachusetts. She lives with her husband Ben, the love of her life, in a New Orleans cottage and is most comfortable at her computer creating the worlds that drift into her imagination.
Published Works: A Fatal Romance, Dead On the Bayou, Relative Danger, Nora 102 ½: A Lesson on Aging Well, Just One Friend
Bio: Living along a lazy bayou in Thibodaux, June loves spending time surrounded by her large family and other loved ones. She is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author whose work has been praised by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and other reviewers. Deadly Ink nominated her first book, Relative Danger, for its David Award for Best Mystery of the Year. She has represented Louisiana on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter for a number of years.
Published Works: Convicted of Love (historical romance), Forever Yours (vampire romance), A Pirate’s Kiss (historical romance), and two books in the Fallen Angelle series, Scorned and Broken (urban fantasy)
Bio: Urban fantasy novelist Josephine Templeton represents angels, demons, vampires, romance and sometimes humans. Josephine lives in Baton Rouge with her husband of twenty-seven years, three fur-babies, two sons, one daugher-in-law and granddaughter. She enjoys binge-watching supernatural TV shows/movies, cross-stitching, reading and writing.