C.S. Harris
One of my new favorites, C.S. Harris, really knows how to write a mystery while instilling it with incredible details. Enjoy the hunt for the killer(s) while learning about Great Britain in the Age of the Regency.

Hope Tarr
Always a favorite in my historical romance category, I also love her cover art. Classy, elegant and seductive, the covers draw me right in to read wonderful stories that never cease to enchant me.

Amanda Quick
One of my all time favorite authors who writes in three voices, historical as Amanda Quick, contemporary as Jayne Anne Krentz, and futurist/paranormal as Jayne Castle. Check her out!

Janet Evanovich
Always good for a laugh, check out contemporary author Janet Evanovich. A New Jersey girl like me, Janet knows how to get you laughing and keep you that way. Whether it’s Stephanie Plum, Fox and O’Hare, or her WICKED series, you’re in for a good time!

Diana Gabladon
The definition of romance, adventure and history, the OUTLANDER series will keep you enthralled for hours. Diana does not write short books. Typically over 900 pages, be prepared to immerse yourself in the past!

Susan Donovan

My first roommate at my first Washington Romance Writers Retreat, Susan writes fun, entertaining books that lift your heart and make you smile.

Cathy Maxwell

If historical romance is your preference, Cathy is your girl. Great detail. Great plots. Happy endings. What more can a romance reader want?

Arianna Franklin

If you love historicals and CSI drama, Ariana Franklin is for you. Her four books about a female doctor in Henry II’s England will keep you guessing and entertained. Unfortunately, this favorite author of mine passed away and will not be gifting us with any further stories.


Elizabeth Peters

Love Egypt? Love Mysteries? Love strong characters? Love history? Then the Amanda Peabody series is for you. Starting in the late Victorian Era and continuing into the twentieth century, these books are guaranteed to keep you entertained and coming back for more!