About the Authors

Sarah Andre lives in Southwest FL with her husband and two naughty Pomeranians. Her romantic suspense novels will keep you up all night! She’s published TALL, DARK and DAMAGED (2016), LOCKED, LOADED and LYING (2015) and a short story in SWFRW’s anthology: SUNRISE AND STORMY SKIES (2016.) Sarah is a member of Romance Writers of America, Southwest FL, West Houston, Northwest Houston and Washington Romance Writers chapters, The Golden Network and Kiss of Death. Her writing achievements include: 2016 Best Book Award nomination, 2016 Jaunty Quill finalist, 2014 and 2011 RWA Golden Heart® Finalist in Romantic Suspense, 2011 WIRW Fab Five (Single Title genre)- 1st Pl, 2011 VFRW Sheila- 1st Pl, 2009 Linda Howard Award- 1st Pl, 2009 Houston Writer’s Guild-2nd. View her website at www.SarahAndre.com.

Carey Baldwin is a mild-mannered doctor (still practicing full time) who happens to write edgy romantic thrillers. What’s a nice girl like Carey doing writing scare-you-silly romantic thrillers? When you are a former clinical psychologist, writing about psychopaths comes naturally, and when you are a hopeless romantic, well, you do the math! Carey has been a finalist in numerous writing contests including Avon FanLit and the prestigious Maggies. Her first manuscript won the Golden Gateway award for best single title romance. Carey’s debut novel, which centers around the development of a breast cancer vaccine, will be published by Samhain in 2012. Please visit her at www.CareyBaldwin.com or follow her on twitter @CareyBaldwin or FaceBook for updates.

Diana BelchaseA Washington, D.C. area resident, Diana Belchase draws from embassy gossip and her connections at several federal investigative branches to come up with her stories.  She loves to travel and puts the places she’s visited into her books.  Spy in the Mirror won the 2011 Golden Heart Award as well as the 2011 Silver Quill.  In 2010 Diana also won the Jack Reid author’s award for the MD, DE, and WV SCBWI region.  She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Kiss of Death, SCBWI, WRW, RWA, From the Heart, Kiss and Thrill, and Backspace.

Diana also writes and edits scientific nonfiction and has taken courses in forensic odontology and crime scene procedures.  In the course of writing these books, she’s interviewed people at the European Space Agency, the FBI crime lab, the Naval Institute of Pathology, and the NSA. Please visit her at www.dianabelchase.com.


Manda Collins 
has been reading mysteries since her first Nancy Drew at the age of six. An academic librarian by day, by night she writes historical romance blended with mystery for St. Martin’s Press. Her latest book, Why Dukes Say I Do, the first in the Wicked Widows trilogy, was named a Top Pick by RT BOOK REVIEWS, and was featured in Eloisa James’ “Reading Romance” column. When she’s not writing or reading, Manda enjoys every type of television crime show, and can, if pressed, do a credible English accent. To learn more, check out her webpage at www.mandacollins.com or follow her on Twitter @MandaCollins.


Lena DiazOriginally from Kentucky, author Lena Diaz now lives in sunny northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she has won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense as well as the Booksellers’ Best Award for romantic suspense. She loves to watch action movies and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains, though not at the same time. You can contact Lena through her website, www.LenaDiaz.com.


Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco; surveying a coal mining town in Kentucky; and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. She met her husband during the excavation of a 4000 year-old site about to be destroyed by the expansion of a sewage treatment plant. Despite their romantic first meeting, she has no intention of ever setting a story at a sewage treatment plant. Rachel is a four-time Golden Heart® finalist and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.

Krista Hall won the 2013 Golden Heart® Award for Broken PlacesShe lives in the mid-Atlantic with her husband and children and newest writing companion–a chocolate Lab pup named Rosie. A member of Romance Writers of America®, Washington Romance Writers, and Sisters In Crime, she can be found online at KristaHall.com, Facebook , and Twitter.

Author of the Men of Steele series and Scrivener for Dummies, Gwen Hernandez has worked as a programmer and a manufacturing engineer, but she found her true calling when she started writing. Now she spends her days writing romantic suspense and teaching other writers how to use Scrivener. In her spare time (wait, what’s that?) she travels as much as possible, jogs, studies martial arts, and reads. A 2011 Golden Heart® finalist and winner of The Sandy contest (2011), Gwen lives in northern California with her retired Air Force husband and a lazy golden retriever. Visit her at gwenhernandez.com, or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

 

A librarian/archivist who also studied the art of embroidery in the couture houses of Paris, Sharon Wray is a three-time Daphne du Maurier® winner and an eight-time RWA Golden Heart® Romantic Suspense author repped by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency. Sharon writes the Deadly Force romantic suspense series for Sourcebooks Casablanca and her first book comes out next year. When she’s not writing romance novels or taking pictures or making dinner, she’s in the garden negotiating backyard territory rights with Donut the Family Dog. You can find her at www.sharonwray.comFacebookTwitter and Instagram.