We are Women Unplugged — nine authors, nine opinions, tons of fun!
Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, their two children and two dogs. She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Women’s Fiction Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She’s been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011.
Christy writes romance and romantic women’s fiction from her little basement office in the South. She’s cooked up all kinds of trouble for her flawed characters when she’s not driving her kids to one sporting event or another or walking her pesky rescue mutts through the neighborhood.
Dianne Venetta lives in Central Florida with her husband, two children and part-time Yellow Lab–Cody-body!
When not whacking away at her keyboard crafting her next novel you’ll find her in their organic garden chasing grasshoppers and plucking hornworms all while crafting wild analogies between kids and plants and men. Definitely men. A girl’s gotta have fun, right?
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia Yager Delagrange graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Spanish, spent her Junior year studying at the University of Madrid, then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Education from Oregon State University.
Aside from writing, her favorite things to do include riding her Friesian horse, Maximus, dot-to-dot for adults, and watching Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington movies.
Sharla Lovelace is the National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, JUST ONE DAY, and BEFORE AND EVER SINCE. Being a Texas girl through and through, she is proud to say that she lives in Southeast Texas with her family, an old lady dog, and an aviary full of cockatiels.
Sharla is available by Skype for book club meetings and chats, and loves connecting with her readers! See her website, www.sharlalovelace.com for book discussion questions, events, and to sign up for her monthly newsletter. You can follower her on Facebook, as @sharlalovelace on Twitter and on Goodreads.
Sheila Seabrook writes romantic comedy and women’s fiction from her home on the Canadian prairies. Her parents taught her that family is number one — even when you want to sometimes smother them with a pillow. Needless to say, when Sheila’s not writing, her life is filled with family, more family, and more family still. Fortunately these sometimes odd and strange people are the inspiration for her quirky secondary characters.
Sheila is the author of two novellas, WEDDING FEVER and THE VALENTINE GRINCH, and is hard at work on her first full length romantic comedy THE MARRIAGE PACT. You can friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or visit her website at www.sheilaseabrook.com.
Tracy Solheim, a military brat who now makes her home near Atlanta, began her writing career as a teenager when she penned a column in her town’s local newspaper. Then, it was on to journalism school and a brief stint with NBC sports. After spending nearly two decades writing reports and testimonies for Congress, she delved into fiction. Her debut novel, GAME ON, will be released by Berkley Publishing on May 7, 2013, followed by FOOLISH GAMES December, 2013. WICKED GAME, the final book in the Baltimore Blaze trilogy, is due out in May of 2014.
She lives in the suburbs with her husband, two teenagers, an aging Labrador retriever and a pony named after a monkey. When she’s not writing, she enjoys photography, cooking, and reading–shocker, right? Be sure to friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Or visit her website at www.tracysolheim.com for more information on her upcoming releases.
Janna Qualman is a single mom and reluctant cat owner who spends a lot of time working with words. Her favorite things include her sweet daughters, women’s fiction, personal essays, tasty food, and drama (on television). She can be contacted at jannawrites at yahoo dot com, or you can learn more by visiting her website.
Kim Boykin writes women’s fiction with a little romance or a lot, depending on the story. Her debut novel THE WISDOM OF HAIR comes out from Berkley March 15, 2013. It’s a coming-of-age story about a young woman who goes to beauty school and learns what real love is and what it’s not from a quirky community of lovable women.
Kim is an empty nester of two kids with a husband, three dogs, and 126 rose bushes. She writes stories about strong southern women because that’s what she knows. She’s an accomplished public speaker, which basically means she’s good at talking.
If this doesn’t tell you what you want to know, check out Kim’s blog BoykinSheCook for a few laughs and some good stuff on writing, food, and gardening.
A former small-town girl married to a Dutchman, Kimberle lived among the windmills and tulips for over a decade. Though she doesn’t have the passport to prove it, she is in her heart and soul half Dutch, and Holland will always feel like home. And speaking of home, hers is wherever the laptop travels — Atlanta, Amsterdam, or anywhere in between.