This multi-genre group of debut authors hopes to create a forum that not only introduces authors to readers, but where we can all explore our love of great storytelling in its various forms. Get Lost In A Story will emphasize interviews and posts primarily about books, but occasionally about television, film or other media, as long as fantastic storytelling is involved. We also offer debut and established authors a chance to promote their upcoming titles to readers, and in doing so, give readers the chance to connect with new and favorite authors, ask questions and make comments. There will be great conversation, fun giveaways, and something new to delight every day.
We hope you come back again and again, not only to meet fabulous authors, but to share your love of a good story with us. And now, let's "get lost" in the introductions...
MAUREEN MCGOWAN is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist. She had a short story appear in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE in December, 2009, and her first two novels, CINDERELLA: NINJA WARRIOR and SLEEPING BEAUTY: VAMPIRE SLAYER will be released in April, 2011, by Silver Dolphin Books. She’s hoping girls (and boys) of all ages—whether they’re twelve or a hundred-and-twelve—will fall in love with these adventurous fairy tale retellings. An avid reader her whole life, Maureen loves nothing better than to get lost in a story, and while she always wanted to be a writer it took her a while to admit it, even to herself. In addition to great stories, she’s passionate about movies, art, fine hand-crafted objects and shoes.
ANGI MORGAN is an 11th generation Texan who utilizes her strong heritage to create passionate characters willing to risk everything. She writes Intrigues where danger and honor collide with love. When the house is quiet, she plots ways to engage her readers with complex story lines, throwing her hero and heroine into realistic situations they’ll never overcome...until they find the one person they can love. Angi is a two time RWA Golden Heart® finalist and winner of the 2010 Category Series Romance: Suspense & Adventure for her debut book, HILL COUNTRY HOLDUP. In fact she won the award and her book went on sale that night at midnight. It also finaled in the Bookseller's Best and RT First Book & Best Intrigue. .38 CALIBER COVER-UP, her second Harlequin Intrigue®, was a Daphne du Maurier and Gayle Wilson Best finalist.
Angi wanted a blog that brought storytellers closer to the ones listening (or reading). Writing is too often a solitary accomplishment and writers rarely make contact with their audience. "It should be fun connecting with those who love stories as much as we do."
Winner of the Romance Writers of America® 2010 Golden Heart® for Series Contemporary Romance, CAT SCHIELD lives in
with her daughter and their Burmese cat. Her TBR pile is a blend of Mystery, Fantasy, YA and all types of Romance. But her favorite stories to "get lost in" are contemporary ones featuring independent women and the strong men who love them. When she’s not writing sexy, romantic stories for Silhouette Desire®, she can be found sailing with friends on the Minnesota St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Her first book for Desire®, MEDDLING WITH A MILLONAIRE, will be out in July 2011.
HEATHER SNOW is a historical romance author with a degree in Chemistry who found she much preferred creating chemistry on the page, rather than in the lab. Her writing has won several prestigious awards and was a finalist in the 2010 Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart®. She took the adage “write what you know” to heart, and the heroine of her first novel, SWEET ENEMY, is a regency-era lady chemist. It will be released by NAL Signet Eclipse® in Spring 2012, followed by the other books in the series, tentatively titled SWEET DECEPTION and SWEET MADNESS. Her aim is to write smart historical romance with just the right chemistry, and to introduce readers to other authors whose stories she gets lost in...
JILLIAN STONE was a first time entrant, finalist and winner of the 2010 RWA Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense. THE YARD MAN is her book debut from Pocket Books, March, 2012. Yay! The novel is followed by two more featuring Scotland Yard detectives who mix business with pleasure in the Victorian Romantic Suspense series. And coming from Kensington Brava in fall 2012, THE SEDUCTION OF PHAETON BLACK. A gritty, whimsical Steampunk romance recounting the amorous adventures of Phaeton Black, occult detective and his female companion, feisty Cajun beauty America Jones. Two additional novels in the series are scheduled for 2013. She lives in Southern California a few miles north of San Diego. “I have no social life whatsoever because I am writing four more books in a year and a half. LOL! My friends and I get together mostly through e-mail. Occasionally, I escape to a movie or go out to dinner, or to an RWA meeting. When I complete my book contracts, I'll take a couple months off to travel. Research for new novels, of course! And my lap top will have to come along with me––I have stories to write!”
Born and raised in Faith, North Carolina, SUSAN M. BOYER was blessed with a quintessential small-town childhood. She’s had a life-long love affair with books, and is grateful to have been gifted with an over-active imagination. Susan was one of those children whose teachers were always telling her mamma that her talents needed to be “channeled.” She’s been making things up and writing them down her whole life.
Susan took a sampler’s approach to education. She attended N.C. State University, Catawba College, and College of Charleston. She has a long list of majors, one of which was English. Unfortunately, none of the above institutions could be convinced that her hodgepodge of credits–though impressive in number–merited awarding Susan a degree.
ALEXA BOURNE is a teacher by day and a romantic suspense writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. She is thrilled to be writing for Decadent Publishing and to have the chance to share her love of Great Britain with readers everywhere. When she’s not concocting sinister plots and steamy love scenes or traveling and exploring new cultures, Alexa spends her time reading, watching brainless TV and thinking about exercising. She loves to hear from readers.
LIZBETH SELVIG entered and won RWA’s 2010 Golden Heart® contest with a contemporary romance, called SONGBIRD. In 2011 it was sold to Avon Books and retitled THE RANCHER AND THE ROCK STAR. I have to admit, this is pretty much my dream job!
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