Cali MacKay
Cali MacKay Cali MacKay lives in New England with her husband, two girls and their crazy mutt. When not tapping away on her laptop and getting her characters into trouble, she can be found designing book covers for other authors, wrangling her girls, and splicing DNA. She's also a decent potter, adventurous cook, and horrible gardener.
Books by Cali MacKay:
  • Highland Hope © 2012
  • Highlander's Home © 2012
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and many of her books are set in that region. Dyslexic and the mother of four young children, she wrote those early books in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. But her hard work and determination paid off. Best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books, she draws on her own experiences and those of her family and friends. She demonstrates an ability to see into the souls of women and to express their emotions, values and concerns. In every book her sense of humor enlivens her writing. Link to her Web site:
Books by Debbie Macomber:
Susan Mallery,
Susan Mallery makes her home in Seattle where, rumor has it, all that rain helps with creativity. Susan is married to a fabulous hero-like husband and has a six pound toy poodle...who is possibly the cutest dog on the planet. Link to her Web site.
Books by Susan Mallery:
    Fools Gold Series
  • Summer Nights © 2012 #8
  • All Summer Long © 2012 #9
  • A Fool's Gold Christmas #10
  • Just One Kiss #11
  • Two of a Kind #12
  • Three Little Words #13
  • Million Dollar Catch Bundle
Fern Michaels,
Fern Michaels isn't a person. I'm not sure she's an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence. Fern Michaels is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I was born because according to him I was 'a dinky little thing' weighing in at four and a half pounds. However, I answer to Fern since people are more comfortable with a name they can pronounce.
      As they say, the past is prologue. I grew up, got a job, got married, had five kids. When my youngest went off to Kindergarten, my husband told me to get off my ass and get a job. Those were his exact words. I didn't know how to do anything except be a wife and mother. I was also a voracious reader having cut my teeth on The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames and the like. The library was a magical place for me. It still is to this day. Rather than face the outside world with no skills, I decided to write a book. For some reason that didn't intimidate me. As my husband said at the time, stupid is as stupid does. Guess what, I don't have that husband any more. Guess what else! I wrote 99 books, most of them New York Times Best Sellers.
      Link to her Web site.
Books by Fern Michaels:
    Cisco Family Series
  • No Place Like Home #1 ©2002
  • Family Blessings #2 © 2004
    Vegas Series
  • Vegas Rich © 1996
  • Vegas Heat 1997
  • Vegas Sunrise 1997
    Sins Series
  • Sins of Omission ©1991
  • Sins of the Flesh ©1990
    Captives Series
  • Captive Passions ©1977
  • Captive Embraces ©1979
  • Captive Splendors ©1980
  • Captive Secrets ©1991
    Godmothers Series
  • The Scoop #1 ©2009
  • Exclusive #2 ©2010
    Separate Books
  • Pride and Passion ©1975
  • Vixin in Velvet ©1976
  • Valentina ©1978
  • Whitefire ©1978
  • Golden Lasso ©1980
  • Sea Gypsy ©1980
  • Beyond Tomorrow ©1981
  • Captive Innocence ©1981
  • Paint Me Rainbows ©1981
  • Whisper My Name ©1981
  • Without Warning ©1981
  • Nightstar ©1982
  • Wild Honey ©1982
  • Panda Bear Is Critical ©1982
  • All She Can Be ©1983
  • Free Spirit ©1983
  • Tender Warrior ©1983
  • Cinders to Satin ©1984
  • To Taste the Wine ©1987
  • For All Their Lives ©1991
  • Desparate Measures ©1996
  • Seasons of Her Life ©1994
  • Serendipity ©1994
    Separate Boods
  • To Have And To Hold ©1994
  • A Gift of Joy ©1995
  • Dear Emily ©1995
  • Delta Ladies ©1995
  • Desperate Needs ©1995
  • A Gift of Joy: A Bright Red Ribbon ©1995
  • A Joyous Season ©1996
  • Wish List ©1996
  • Heartbreak Ranch ©1997
  • Heart of the Home
  • Finders Keepers ©1998
  • Homecoming ©1998
  • Sara's Song ©1998
  • Annie's Rainbow ©1999
  • Celebration ©1999
  • Split Second ©1999
  • Through the Years ©1999
  • Yesterday ©1999
  • Five Golden Rings ©2000
  • Guest List ©2000
  • Listen to Your Heart ©2000
  • Picture Perfect ©2000
  • What You Wish For ©2000
    Separate Books
  • Charming Lily ©2001
  • Up Close and Personal 2007
  • Plain Jane ©2001
  • The Future Scrolls ©2001
  • Late Bloomer ©2002
  • About Face ©2003
  • Crown Jewel ©2003
  • Let It Snow ©2003
  • Maybe This Time ©2003
  • Trading Places ©2003
  • Dream of Me ©2004
  • Family Blessings ©2004
  • Jingle All The Way ©2004
  • Real Deal ©2004
  • Pretty Woman ©2005
  • Nosy Neighbor ©2005
  • Vendetta ©2005
  • Fool Me Once ©2006
  • Sugar and Spice ©2006
  • Hey, Good Looking ©2006
  • Marriage Game ©2007
  • Fool Me Once &Copy; 2008
  • Up Close & Personal © 2008
    Story Collections with others
  • Homecoming 2007
  • Comfort and Joy 2007
  • Jingle all the Way ©2004
  • ** Silver Bells ©2008
    Story Collections
  • Promises: Nightstar/Beyond Tomorrow 2008
Madeline Miller,
Madeline Miller Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. It has been translated into twenty-three languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek. Madeline was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year, and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes.
Books by Madeline Miller:
  • Song of Achilles (P.S) © 2012
Kathleen Morgan,
Kathleen Morgan Kathleen was born in sunny Long Beach, California, one of four daughters of a career Army officer.
      As a former Army nurse with a master's degree in counseling, she has lived in Germany, Korea, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida, Washington, D.C., Alabama, California, and Colorado.
      She is married to a retired Army helicopter pilot and is the mother of two sons-one deceased- and stepmother to another son and a daughter, both of whom have been very busy making her a grandmother.
      In her free time, Kathleen likes to quilt, play the Celtic harp, and be companion and caretaker to an aging English cocker spaniel. She is also a companion and the wifely caretaker to her husband, who is not quite so aged :)
      Kathleen began her career writing contemporary romances and soon moved to historical and futuristic romances. She sold her first book, a futuristic romance, in April 1990 while stationed in Korea as an Army nurse. Additional romances soon followed, until she had sold a total of fifteen books in the general market, establishing a loyal readership along the way.
      Since that time, she has received numerous awards for her work, including a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award and Career Achievement award, and The Literary Times award for Literary Excellence in the Field of Romantic Fiction. She was also a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist.
      Kathleen now focuses her writing talents in the area of inspirational fiction, offering readers characters who struggle to redefine their growing faith in everyday life.
Books by Kathleen Morgan:
  • Child of the Mist © 2005
Diana Murdock,
Diana Murdock California-grown, now in Idaho, author of AGAIN and SOULED, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.
      Also visit me at my website: or Twitter me @Diana_Murdock
Books by Diana Murdock:
  • Again © 2012
Caroline P. Murphy,
Caroline P. Murphy Caroline P. Murphy is a cultural historian and biographer. She is the author of Lavinia Fontana: A Painter and Her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna, praised by Sarah Bradford in the Literary Review for 'shed[ding] new light on the ground-breaking career of a brave and talented woman.' Her second book, The Pope's Daughter, was described as a "remarkable biography" by the Daily Telegraph. Her most recent book is Isabella de'Medici. She grew up in Reading, studied art history at University College London, and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. - See more at:
Books by Caroline P. Murphy:
  • The Pope's Daughter © 2005