Karen Robards is the bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. The winner of six Silver Pen awards for favorite romance novelist, as well as numerous other awards, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, Doug, and their sons Peter, Christopher, and Jack. She says, "I read, I write, and I chase children. That's my life." Read more about Cupid's Café: One Summer by Karen Robards
Julie Garwood is an American writer of over twenty-seven romance novels in both the historical and suspense subgenres. Over thirty-five million copies of her books are in print, and she has had at least 24 New York Times Bestsellers. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Julie Garwood
Debra Webb was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, to parents who taught her that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. She loved telling stories and began writing at age nine. Growing up on a farm in rural Alabama provided the wide open spaces and fertile ground for her vivid imagination.
When she met and married the man of her dreams Debra put her writing aside and tried some other occupations, including door-to-door sales, various factories and restaurants, a day care center, a hospital and a department store. Shortly after the birth of her first daughter Debra’s husband joined the military and she decided to go to college. Eventually the U.S. Army took them to Berlin, Germany, and Debra accepted a position as secretary in the commanding general's office. By 1985, they were back in the States, and her next major career move landed her at NASA in the Space Shuttle Program.
For more than a dozen years after returning to the States Debra and her family lived in a small Tennessee town where everyone knew everyone else. A few years after settling in Tennessee her second daughter was born. Though she hadn’t written in nearly two decades, in 1996 Debra took up writing again. With the support of her family and God’s blessing her dream of being published came true in March of 1999.
Debra’s life has come full circle now. She and her family, along with their three dogs, have moved back home to Alabama. As a multi-published, best selling author Debra writes spine-tingling romantic suspense for St. Martin’s Press and Harlequin Intrigue. She has just launched her first thriller series, the Faces of Evil, with the debut novel OBSESSION. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Debra Webb
July's romance novels are Paradise and Perfect by Judith McNaught. Judith McNaught is one of the most beloved writers of all time in popular fiction and has written thirteen novels with more than 30 million copies in print. Her books, Paradise and Perfect, are wonderful escape novels full of heart-moving and action-packed romance filled with desire and danger. Judith McNaught's books will make you believe in the power of love.
Linda Howard has won the B. Dalton Bestseller Award and the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award for Series and the W.I.S.H. Award for hero Joe Mackenzie from her Silhouette Intimate Moments title, Mackenzie's Mission. A tie-in book, Mackenzie's Pleasure, reached number 61 on the USA Today bestseller list. A Romance Writers of America RITA and Golden Choice finalist, she is a frequent Waldenbooks bestselling author, often claiming the number-one position. Read more about Cupid's Café: The Mackenzie Family Saga of Linda Howard
LaVyrle Spencer (born July 17, 1943 in Browerville, Minnesota) is an American best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She has successfully published a number of books, with several of them made into movies. Twelve of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and Spencer was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1988. She retired from writing in 1997. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of LaVryle Spencer
You name it and multi-talented, award-winning, best-selling novelist Peggy Webb (a.k.a. Anna Michaels) has written it – romance, women’s fiction, literary novels, screenplays, and comedic cozy mysteries.
In a career that spans nearly 26 years, this native Mississippian has seen millions of her books in print in more than 17 languages. Acclaimed by both fans and reviewers, Peggy’s novels consistently appear on bestseller lists and garner awards. Peggy was recently honored by Romantic Times at the International Booklovers’ Conference in Orlando as a “Pioneer in Genre Fiction.” Dubbed Queen of Comedy by her fans, Peggy forged the way for romantic comedy.
USA Today Bestseller Catherine Mann has over two million books in print in more than 20 countries. A RITA Award winner and five time nominee, she writes romance novels for Harlequin, Berkley & Sourcebooks. She resides in Florida with her military flyboy husband and their four children.