Welcome to the blog home of the Ladyscribes, an eclectic mix of historical and contemporary romance authors that span the globe. (We’re not kidding - we have a Ladyscribes branch in Australia)
You’ll find a mix of inspirational to erotic authors blogging here each week. Check out our bio’s below:
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As a child, ANDRIS BEAR never told stories unless it was to get herself out of trouble. Now, to keep her wits amongst the chaos that is her husband and three children, she spins tales of strong heroes and heroines fighting an attraction they can never tame. Andris writes a dark, humorous mix of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.
CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught’s “Whitney, My Love!” for luring her into the enchanting world of historical romance. And she has never looked back. While sitting in her apartment in graduate school at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather enjoys torturing them before crafting them a well deserved happily ever after! Christi divides her time between Connecticut and North Carolina where she spends her time writing her own enchanting historical romances, teaching history, and being a full-time wife and mother!
As a child, JANE CHARLES would more likely be found outside with a baseball than a book in her hand. In fact, Jane hated reading until she was sixteen. Out of boredom on a long road trip she borrowed her older sister’s historical romance and fell in love with reading and her love for them never died. Writing romance soon became a passion as well, which has been fully supported by her awesome husband, children and three cats.
LYDIA DARE is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Ava Stone who together have published several award-winning Paranormal Regency Romances. Their playful Westfield Wolves, Gentlemen Vampyres and Hadley Brothers Series are all set during the Regency Era and feature charming Lycans, Scottish witches, and noble vampyres. Both Tammy and Ava live near Raleigh NC with their respective families.
AMY DE TREMPE still believes in magic. The magic of love, the magic of fairytales, the magic of make-believe, the magic of childhood and the magic of faith. When she was a little girl she loved to play make-believe. Into adulthood this continued except the stories remained in her mind until one day she decided to put them to paper. She is lucky enough to be married to a wonderfully supportive man and has been blessed the three fantastic children.
Award-winning, best-selling author JUDI FENNELL writes romantic comedies, with two paranormal series: one about Mermen off the coast of the New Jersey shore, and the other about I-Dream-of-Jeannie-type genies. Her next venture is into the world of straight rom-con with the Manley Maids series coming in early 2014 about three brothers who lose a poker bet to their sister who owns a maid service and have to pay off their debt in an apron. The thing is, when Judi went to one of her high school reunions and told people what she was doing, the response was, “You’re funny?” Apparently so and readers have embraced her quirky sense of humor since the very first In Over Her Head, a grown-up twist on The Little Mermaid. Judi lives in suburban Philadelphia with an assorted menagerie of two- and four-legged kids, vacations at the Jersey Shore, but has never seen a merman. She’s still looking, though.
SAMANTHA GRACE is the author of several Regency romance novels. Lady Vivian Defies a Duke (May 7, 2013) is the final installment of her Beau Monde Bachelor series. Publisher’s Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. She writes what she enjoys reading: romantic comedies about family, friendship, and flawed characters who learn how to love deeply.
Adventure into Romance with SUZIE GRANT. She writes with a hint of history and plenty of thrills on every page. Still believing in happily-ever-afters Suzie writes steamy love scenes with a pace that will leave you breathless. She lives happily ever after with her new beau, three boys and one little Shitzhu named Peppy Le’Pew in Charlotte, NC. One day she plans to retire and sail along the east coast an adventurer to the end.
SARA HUMPHREYS is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was a professional actress. Some of her television credits include A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. Recently Sara joined the HEA Blog at USA Today as a weekly contributor and her novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards - Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and and enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in Bronxville, New York with their 4 boys and 2 insanely loud dogs. Life is busy but never dull.
SUZANNE JOHNSON has lived in five states, but still calls New Orleans home. She currently lives in Alabama with two aging dogs named after professional wrestlers (it was a phase), and has a no-longer-secret passion for reality TV. (Wanted: One ice road trucker who also rescues gators.) She writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books and, as Susannah Sandlin, the Penton Legacy / Omega Force paranormal romantic thrillers for Montlake Romance.
JULIE JOHNSTONE is a published author of contemporary short stories and writer of unconventional Regency romances where the rule is—there are no rules. Julie spends her days juggling her love of writing with her love of her two precious children, her overworked lawyer husband and her wandering cat.
After obtaining a degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and years of pursuing a career on the stage, JERRICA KNIGHT-CATANIA left the "glamorous" life of an actress in favor of writing romance. Her best-selling Regency series, The Wetherby Brides, features the fun and lively tales of the Wetherby siblings as they seek and find the loves of their lives. Jerrica resides in the New York City area with her husband Eric, their shy but learned cat, Dr. Snuggle and their duchess-in-training, Bella.
Jennifer Lohmann is a Rocky Mountain girl at heart, having grown up in southern Idaho and Salt Lake City. After graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, she moved to Shanghai to teach English. Back in the United States, she earned a Master's in Library Science and now works as a public librarian. She was the Romance Writers of America librarian of the year in 2010. She and her husband live in the Southeast with a dog, five chickens, and four cats.
DEB MARLOWE grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she'd read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party - even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and tall boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occassinally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She's working on it.
USA Today Bestseller, TERRY SPEAR writes urban fantasy and Highland medieval romance: hot wolves, jaguar shifters, medieval Highlanders and lots more. She also pens young adult paranormal romance. She has over fifty paranormal books to her named, earned Publisher's Weekly Best Books of the Year, and has been featured in The International Wolf Magazine, Woman's World and BGS Book Review Magazine. She creates award-winning teddy bears in the heart of Texas and gardens. She retired from USAR after rappelling, mountain climbing, learning water survival, qualifying with a number of firearms, survived the obstacle courses, leadership reaction courses and confidences courses - and knows if she can do it, her characters can overcome any obstacle she puts in their path.