Jennifer Blake (real name Patricia Maxwell) has been called a "pioneer of the romance genre", and an "icon of the romance industry." She has written over 60 books with translations in 20 languages and more than 30 million copies in print worldwide. Many of her books are set in her native Louisiana.
She has published books under several different names, including:
RITA-award winning, USA Today best-selling author Karen Rose earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland. For a number of years she worked in the engineering field, earning two patents, but began writing romance suspense novels when scenes began filling her mind and her characters would not be silenced. She has published nine suspense novels and a novella. To date, her books have been translated into five languages. The titles of her novels are Scream For Me, I'm Watching You, Have You Seen Her?, Nothing To Fear, L, Die For Me. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Karen Rose
Growing up in a tiny community in Alabama boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn't thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart. A member of Romance Writers' of America, the Southern Magic RWA chapter, the KOD chapter, and International Thriller Writers, Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, two incredibly cute canines and one very shy turtle.For reservations, please call (256) 532-5950. Read more about Cupid's Café: Meet Alabama author Christy Reece
Beverly Barton is a sixth generation Alabamian who writes mainstream romantic suspense for Kensington. She adds: "I'm also a wife, mother and grandmother. People who know me well will tell you that my family is more important to me than anything in the world." She will provide a wonderful and fun experience for those who listen to her. The discussion will have emphasis on her new book that comes out in January 2010, Dead By Midnight. For reservations, please call (256) 532-5950. Read more about Cupid's Café: Meet author Beverly Barton
Sophie Kinsella, pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham, raced to the top of the bestseller lists in September 2000 when her novel The Secret Dreamworld of A Shopaholic was published by Black Swan. The book's heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money – captured the hearts of readers worldwide and she has since gone on to further adventures in Shopaholic Abroad, Shopaholic Ties the Knot and Shopaholic and Sister, and has sold over two million copies to date. Sophie's two stand-alone novels, Can You Keep A Secret and The Undomestic Goddess were both number one bestsellers, and have sold in the region of three quarters of a million copies each. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Sophie Kinsella
Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling Savannah Breeze as well as Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her "real" name, which is Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Read more about Cupid's Café - the books of Mary Kay Andrews
For the first 18 years of her life Nicola lived in Yorkshire, within a stone's throw of the moors that had inspired the Brontë sisters. She wrote bits and pieces of novels in her spare time but never finished any of them. Eventually, she sent in the first three chapters of a Regency romance to a publisher and, although they were rejected, she found she had become so addicted to writing that she could not stop. Happily, her third attempt was accepted and she has never looked back. Read more about The books of Nicola Cornick