CaRWA

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Boroughs, Roxy

Genre(s): sweet romance paired with cozy mystery, romantic comedy, sexy romantic suspense, urban fantasy
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.roxyboroughs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RoxyBoroughsAuthor?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/RoxyBoroughs

Before turning her attention to writing, Roxy tread the boards as an actress, appearing on stage, film and TV.

Look for her suspense titles, as well as the popular A Frost Family Christmas series, which combines sweet romance with cozy mystery.

Buchanan, Maeve

Genre(s): Adult Contemporary / Paranormal / Historical
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://www.maevebuchanan.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maevebuchananauthor/

Writing has always been part of my life and I love to share my imaginary worlds! I've recently published book 7 in the Thurston Hotel Series, entitled The Starlight Garden (available on Amazon). I'm currently working on another Adult Contemporary novel set in Ireland. For me, romance writing is a way to bring adventure, love and joy into the world through my characters and their stories. My special interests include contemporary, paranormal and historical genres, especially in the celtic, medieval and regency periods.

Chatham, Victoria

Genre(s): Regency romance/contemporary western romance
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.victoriachatham.blogspot.ca/

Victoria Chatham’s very first attempts at writing, in crayon on a wall, were not appreciated but she progressed to writing proper words in pencil in scrappy exercise books and never looked back. Now happily retired, writing is her full time occupation.

Collette, M. Jane

Genre(s): erotic romance, contemporary romance, queer lit, women's fiction
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://twitter.com/@mjanecolette
https://www.facebook.com/mjanecolette2
http://mjanecolette.com

M JANE COLETTE writes tragedy for people who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for women and men who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres.

Day, Win

Genre(s): Contemporary
RWA Membership Level: PRO (Professional)

Find me:
http://www.windaywrites.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WinDayWrites/
http://www.creativeimplementations.com

Win Day writes contemporary romances about strong men and savvy women. When she isn't travelling, Win lives in Calgary with her husband (kids are grown and gone) and a lot of books! She also builds WordPress websites for authors, through her business Creative Implementations.

Deeks, B. C.

Genre(s): Cozy Mystery, Light Paranormal, Heartwarming Romance
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.bcdeeks.com
https://www.goodreads.com/bcdeeks
http://www.facebook.com/bcdeeks

B.C. Deeks writes heartwarming mysteries laced with a bit of romance, a little family and a wink of magic, including The Holly & The Ivy (Frost Family & Friends series) and Witch in the Wind (Bandit Creek Sweet series). She has published articles in industry trade publications, such as Writers Market, and is an award-winning technical writer. Born and raised in Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of Canada, Brenda now lives in Alberta, Canada.

Dickson, S.L.

Genre(s): Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
RWA Membership Level: PRO (Professional)

Shaa Dickson writes Contemporary and Romantic Suspense focusing on small towns and rural settings. She lives with her husband Bill, and a Sheltie mix dog, Lacey in northwestern Ontario. She is passionate about her writing with the support of her husband and four adult children. She divides her time between her family home and her office in Calgary, Alberta.

Hayden, Ava

Genre(s): MM contemporary romance
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://avahayden.com
https://www.facebook.com/avahayden.ab
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/authors/ava-hayden-812

Ava Hayden lives and writes in Alberta, Canada. When not writing, she loves reading yaoi manga and gay romance, baking, seeing plays, hearing live music, and hiking.

Howard, Jenna

Genre(s): erotic romance, contemporary romance
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://jennahoward.com
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJennaHoward/
https://twitter.com/AuthorJennaH

Her romantic comedies were so traumatic that she stopped writing until one day she got a phone call from a friend who said, “We can totally write this.” The genre was erotic romance and it was (in her own words) like coming home. Jenna happily writes the naughty romances that make her mother sooooo comfortable.

Jorgy, Ellen

Genre(s): Sweet Contemporary, Inspirational, Romantic suspense, Sci-Fi
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.ellenjorgy.com
https://www.thurstonhotelbooks.com/the-books/#an-angels-secret

Ellen Jorgy lives near Red Deer, Alberta, with her husband, two kids, and a menagerie of furry, feathered, and scaled creatures. Somewhere between work as a health care professional, and moonlighting as an unpaid child chauffeur, she brings her characters to life.

Kassian, Shelley

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Romantasy
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://shelleykassian.com
http://www.facebook.com/ShelleyKassianAuthor
https://www.instagram.com/shelleykassian/

The author of The Scarlett Mark and The Ebony Queen, Shelley Kassian appreciates the corridors of medieval history and in particular the Tudor period. She has visited the United Kingdom, touring many castles in her pursuit of story. When asked, Shelley assists novice writers in building fictional worlds and enjoys crafting her own stories into novel-length fiction. Shelley shares her life with her husband, adores her adult children, and lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Keith, Samantha

Genre(s): Romantic suspense
RWA Membership Level: Associate

Find me:
https://www.facebook.com/authorsamanthakeith
https://twitter.com/authorsamantha
http://www.authorsamanthakeith.com/

Samantha resides in Regina, Saskatchewan with her husband and daughter. Aside from being a stay-at-home mom, she writes steamy romantic suspense novels and helps run two home businesses. Her passions are being a mom, writing, fitness, and cooking up healthy recipes.

Knight, Gwen

Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Urban Fantasy
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://www.facebook.com/gwen.knight.the.writer
https://www.facebook.com/GwenKnightx/
https://www.gwenknight.ca/

Gwen started writing at a young age when the monsters became interesting rather than scary. From werewolves and vampires to elves, she enjoys writing in all genres, so long as a little love can be sprinkled in. Gwen lives in Northern British Columbia with her husband, cat, and two collies who love to play in the snow.

O'Connor, Katie

Genre(s): contemporary, erotica, thriller
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.facebook.com/katieohwrites
http://www.twitter.com/KatieOhWrites
https://katieohwrites.com/

Creating real life stories from the twisted depth of my mind.
Romance, erotica and everything in between.
Love is the greatest power in the universe, embrace it.

O'Hara, Jan

Genre(s): Contemporary romance
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://janohara.net/
https://www.facebook.com/janohara.author
http://twitter.com/jan_ohara

A family physician who once provided birth-to-death healthcare, Jan O'Hara has left medicine behind and now spends her days torturing people on paper. (See? Win-win scenarios really do exist.) She writes for the popular blog Writer Unboxed. Her first novel, Opposite of Frozen, was called "a sweet, heartfelt series romance" by Kirkus Reviews.

Palmer, Alyssa Linn

Genre(s): LGBTQ, contemporary, historical, noir
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com/
http://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer
http://www.twitter.com/alyslinn

Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She splits her time between a full-time day job and her part-time loves, writing and editing. She is a member of the RWA, the Calgary RWA, and RRW (Rainbow Romance Writers). She has a passion for Paris and all things French, which is reflected in her writing. When she’s not writing lesbian romance, she’s creating the dark, morally flawed characters of the Le Chat Rouge series and indulging in her addictions to classic pulp fiction.

Seabrook, Sheila

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Women's Fiction
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.sheilaseabrook.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SheilaSeabrookAuthor
https://twitter.com/sheilaseabrook

Sheila Seabrook writes love stories with heart and humor from her home on the beautiful Canadian prairies. Her romantic books are filled with smart, sassy women, hot men who love them, and a wild assortment of family members guaranteed to try to steal the show.

Sinclair, Brenda

Genre(s): Contemporary and Historical Western
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.brendasinclairauthor.com/
http://www.facebook.com/brendasinclairauthor
https://twitter.com/bsinclairauthor

Brenda Sinclair writes contemporary romance and historical western romance about ambitious women, schoolmarms, strong heroes and sexy cowboys. She lives in Calgary with her husband and darling little dog, Kelly.

Snow, Jennifer

Genre(s): Contemporary
RWA Membership Level: PAN (Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.jennifersnowauthor.com
http://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Snow-Books

Jennifer Snow is an award-winning romance author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and six year old son. She writes for Harlequin, Grand Central Publishing and Berkley. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, SheWrites.org and FAVA. She has published articles in Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine, RWR and Southern Writers Magazine.

Stelmack, M. K.

Genre(s): sweet to warm contemporary romance
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://www.facebook.com/MKStelmackAuthor/
http://www.mkstelmackauthor.com/

M. K. Stelmack lives in a small town in Alberta, Canada, not all that different from Spirit Lake, the fictional world of her contemporary romances. Three of her Spirit Lake romances are set to unroll with Harlequin Heartwarming in 2018 (February, June and November), with the first titled A Roof Over Their Head. She also wrote With Open Arms, a small-town, contemporary romance as part of the 12-book Thurston Hotel series. Her stories are known for their humor, emotion and oddball people.

Stengl, Suzanne

Genre(s): Sweet Contemporary Romance and Coming of Age
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
https://www.suzannestengl.com
https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneStenglAuthor

Suzanne Stengl writes a blend of sweet romance and coming of age. When she isn’t at her keyboard, she enjoys the quiet meditation of yoga, and skiing and hiking in the Rockies. She’s also a pretty good line dancer . . . and a very poor euchre player.

Vale, Emily

Genre(s): Historical Romance
RWA Membership Level: PRO (Professional)

Find me:
http://emilycvale.com
https://twitter.com/emilyvwrites

Emily Vale writes historical Victorian romance novels with a dark edge. She can be found drinking large cups of tea, reading Jane Austen, watching Coronation Street with her husband, and enjoying wine with friends. She lives with her husband and adorable (if spoiled) cat.

Westerling, A. M.

Genre(s): Historical Romance
RWA Membership Level: PPAN (Provisional Published Author Network)

Find me:
http://www.amwesterling.com/
http://www.facebook.com/A.M.Westerling
http://www.twitter.com/AMWesterling

"From vikings to viscounts, join the adventure, live the romance."

A.M.Westerling started writing historical romance because she couldn't find the kinds of fun stories she enjoyed. A former engineer, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America and active in her local chapter. As well as writing, she enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, yoga, and watching pro sports. She lives in Calgary, Canada.