Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing. Her stories include futuristic romances and erotic contemporaries, and almost all of them include hints of either science or art.
When she isn’t writing, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and her pet frog. Her most recent release, Take What You Want, is available from Samhain Press as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She blogs regularly at Bad Girlz Write and irregularly at JeanetteGrey.com. Follow her onTwitter or Like her on FaceBook.
Michelle is a lover of books, all shapes and sizes, but a big sucker for a great romance and the search for a new fictional boyfriend! When not taking care of three demanding persons in her home, one being the man she married and the other two co-created with her husband, she works full time in a job that pays the bills. She dreams of down time to lose herself in another book since she has more books on her TBR list than she does food in her refrigerator.
Born in High Wycombe, Jack Croxall now lives in rural Nottinghamshire with his chocolate Labrador, Archie. He has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham and currently toils away as a science writer in between working on his books. A YA Victorian fantasy, Jack’s debut novel, Tethers follows Karl Scheffer and Esther Emerson as they become embroiled in a treacherous conspiracy. The book is available through Amazon and you can find out more by visiting Jack’s blog or the book’s GoodReads page. You can also follow Jack on Twitter or Facebook.
Margaret Taylor’s debut release Wolf’s Paradox is coming in June 2013. She also has Prophecy of Love with Lyrical Press (Coming in Feb, 2014). She’s a Member of SARA, San Antonio Romance Writer’s Association, http://sararwa.net/ as well as RWA. She has many current projects in the works and if you ask nicely, she might be persuaded to post some tasty excerpts on her blog! *Bring Cookies as payment please!* You can follow Margaret on her, Blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Thinker. Dreamer. Independent. Observer. Night owl. Frank. Stubborn. Easygoing on the surface, but shy underneath. Prone to sarcastic remarks. Ticklish. Lover of arts. Foodie. Would never exchange the feel of paper under her fingertips for an e-reader. Often talks in references. Could eat her weight in licorice. Secretly suspects her house is trying to kill her and shall deny every accusation of klutzery on her behalf. Is known to on occasion name inanimate objects and oftentimes can’t decide whether she loves something because it’s beautiful, or whether it’s beautiful because she loves it.
Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. Q lives in Massachusetts with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette. He did not supply the copy for review and has no idea he’s been featured on Fight for Your Write.
Tsuki runs her own reading/review blog at http://tsukibooks.blogspot.com. She’s a lover of all things romance–which means Happily Ever Afters are a must. (Frankly the tragedies can stay on the shelves for the most part.)
Denise Golinowski has always been a writer. A hopeful romantic, she gravitated to fantasy and romance. Collector’s Item is her second enovella with the Wild Rose Press and is currently availableexclusively on Amazon.com for Kindle. Her first enovella, The Festival of the Flowers: The Courtesan and The Scholar, is also available from The Wild Rose Press. Denise is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America, Virginia Romance Writers, James River Writers, Writers Endeavor, and RichWriters. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Denise lives with her uber-supportive husband and one devoted lap kitty. She is currently working on a Contemporary Paranormal Romance involving another member of the Marant Clan—KT’s older brother, Peter Marant. You can find her on facebook at Denise Golinowski/Author and at her blog, Golinowski’s Gambol. You can buy Collector’s Item for Kindle at www.collectorsitembook.com. Visit her blog, Golinowski’s Gambol, and visit Denise on Facebook atDenise Golinowski/Author.
Tracy enjoys her life as a wife and mother of three in just outside Reading, PA. She still has a soft spot for kids and an eagerness to use her degrees in Elementary Education by using them as Director of Christian Education at her non-denominational Christian church. She has also learned to love running, and has not given up her childhood fondness of sports (playing softball and watching football). She gives thanks to the Lord for all His good gifts. Visit her website, follow her on Twitter and Facebook, and connect with her on Goodreads. You can find her book for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or theMartin Sisters Publishing website.
Rachael lives in a very small town in East Tennessee, where she attends Roane State Community College, majoring in Elementary Education. She loves to read whenever she gets the chance. You can follow her on Twitter @Rachy355.
Allie Jean was born with an overactive imagination. At a very early age, a child, her days were spent inventing stories, directing her sisters in made-up plays or telling elaborate ghost stories. Her mind never took breaks, or shutdown, even when she slept. When her eyes shut at night, she would have vivid dreams complete with extensive, elaborate plot lines, and good overcoming evil villains. She was encouraged by her parents, even at a young age, to write down her tales, and it has remained a somewhat secret hobby. It became a means to escape from the drama of real life into one of the many worlds she created. Follow Allie Jean on Twitter and Goodreads.
Nando spends the majority of his time primping his hair and admiring his keratin treatments, but he also likes to help people brand themselves. You can connect with him on LinkedIn, follow him on Twitter, or visit his websites http://nandoism.com and http://www.interviewingU.com.
R. E. Mullins was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri. She has also lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Springfield, Missouri and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Though she has loved each area, the Ozarks hold a special place in her heart. That is why she set her fictional town of Amber Heights there.
She worked as a Phlebotomist for ten years and assisted in a Continuing Education Course in Phlebotomy for several years. Now she is concentrating on writing. Visit her at any or all of the links below.
Niki Venis lives in Utah, but is neither Mormon nor Amish (however ardently Jen’s husband wishes she were.) She’s the kickass mom to some kickass boys and loves to tweet their random, scarily intelligent conversations. You can follow her on Twitter @Empty_Spaces orcheck out her blog.
M L Gammella has been writing on and off since high school, where she was often found scribbling in her notebook instead of following along in class. She finally made the leap to make writing a paying career and began freelancing after being laid off. M L Gammella lives in Ohio with her husband and their three pets. She is currently working on her first novel, a paranormal suspense based in Maine. You can follow her on Twitter@MLGammella.
Kayla Curry lives in North Platte, Nebraska with her husband and two year old son. She is always getting ideas for stories from random thoughts and places, but a lot of inspiration comes from the wide range of people she sees while working front desk at a local hotel.
In her free time, Kayla likes to do arts and crafts and also dabbles in knife throwing. As of late, her son and her writing take up most of her time, as well as preparing for a new addition to her family. She plans to continue writing even with a new baby in the family. Follow her on Twitter and Goodreads, or visit her website. You can find Obsidian at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and many other online retailers.
Lisa Lester lives in humongous house with three cats, three dogs, two dudes (one of which she’s married to, the other one is a refugee from New Jersey) and a partridge in a pear tree…okay, just kidding about the pear tree. And the partridge too. When she’s not working for the Man. she’s reading or killing stuff on World of Warcraft. She also enjoys nerdy things like Star Wars, crocheting, and pretty much any kind of music.
Stacy Teitel is an editor at Apoidea Editorial, a developmental editing service to help fiction writers strengthen their manuscripts. When she’s not working with authors, you can find her copyediting and managing content for eMarketingVS. Some of her favorite things to do are watching political and crime shows, drinking good-quality coffee, and snuggling up with her Kindle. Follow her on Twitter@ApoideaEdits or visit her website.
Vicki Kay, who loves to travel but hates to fly, lives in the Midwest with her husband. A dog lover and avid book lover, she has passed those traits to her two daughters, both of whom she is incredibly proud. A former majordomo for a small advertising company, she is now all things grandma.
Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. She is also the author of two short stories: “Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and “Stupid Cupid,” which is featured in the Romantic Interludes compilation. When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.
David J. Kirk
David is the author of Particular Stones by Martin Sisters Publishingwhich can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many other online outlets. His author page and blog appear at djkirk.netand please follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Watch for his new book Cornerstones.
K.J. Wolf lives in upstate N.Y. with her husband, two children and too many pets to count. When she’s not playing matchmaker in her romance and erotica stories, she loves spending time with loved ones, reading, hiking and cooking. Eating is just a given.
Ben Monopoli lives in Boston with his husband, Chris. Visit Ben Monopoli’s blog or his Goodreads profile to learn more about his work and buy the book, or visit Amazon and Smashwords. (J to tha M note that Mr. Monopoli has no idea as of yet that we are dropping his name. His book was voluntarily reviewed.) (ETA: Ben now knows we stalk him and freely gave the interview found on May 3.)
Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically correct. Her publishers are Whiskey Creek Press, The Wild Rose Press and Books We Love.
Margaret is a member of the Melbourne Romance Writers Group (MRWG). Be sure to visit Margaret’s website!
Lissa Bryan is an astronaut, renowned Kabuki actress, Olympic pole vault gold medalist, Iron Chef champion, and scientist who recently discovered the cure for athlete’s foot … though only in her head. Real life isn’t so interesting, which is why she spends most of her time writing.
Katie Marcario is a recent Nashville transplant who loves brewing beer and drinking that beer. She works at Kaleidoscope Media as the Director of Social Media and Web Content, but loves the chance to really speak her mind when asked. You can follow Katie @KaleidoscopePR or attempt to follow her personal account @kmarcario. It’s private, though, and she might be selective about her followers. She learned that trick from Jen’s husband.
Martha and her husband of fourteen years have carved out their own little piece of Vermont in the Massachusetts countryside. When not writing, Martha loves spending time with her animals, good music, thrifting, and adding to her Converse collection. Visit Martha on her Goodreads page, her blog, and her website. You can also follow her on Twitter. You can also buy her books at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.
K.C. Beaumont resides in northwest Louisiana with a sweet man who pays her bills and two small people who continuously call her “Mama.” In addition to being a professional child wrangler and clothes ironer, she is an avid fiction reader, a sometimes fiction writer, and a horrible cook. Visit her website to see her great titles. Buy the books here: Amazon | Silver Publishing
Robby Coles is a Franklin, TN native, and lover of all things wordy. He works for Inbound Marketing Agents as a Content Marketer, and writes about marketing and social media networking. Personally, he enjoys reading excellent books and writing honest reviews. He also writes his own blogs about living gluten free, as well as his blog of personal thoughts on writing, marketing, life, and everyone around him. Robert has a dog named Stella (she’s much cooler than him) and is about to promote the hell out of all of his social media networking sites. Connect with him!
Tiffany is a freelance editor and writer in Charleston, South Carolina. Her vices include coffee, wine, Turner Classic Movies, and being lazy. Sometimes she brings home stray dogs. Her husband humors her whims, bless his soul. Check out her website, Write Edit Repeat, for information on her editing and writing services.
Jasmine has more than 11,000 followers on Twitter, even though she’s pretty boring. She likes riding in Jen’s car, wearing Jen’s pants, and eating Jen’s quesadillas. Also, she’s Senior Copywriter at Inbound Marketing Agents in Nashville, and you can holler back here.