Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Kristy Woodson Harvey is the national bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017), The Secret to Southern Charm (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2018). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was aRomantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, one of PopSugar’s picks for “Ultimate Summer Reading” and one of Glitter Guide’s “Must-Reads for April.” The Secret to Southern Charm, the second book in the Peachtree Bluff series, releases April 3, 2018. Continue reading “Kristy Woodson Harvey”

Kerry Lonsdale

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Kerry Lonsdale believes life is more exciting with twists and turns, which may be why she enjoys dropping her characters into unexpected scenarios and foreign settings. She is the Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author of The Everything Series, and the iBooks audiobook bestseller and 2017 Top 100 Kindle Book All the Breaking Waves. She is the recipient of the Lake Union Publishing Golden, Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Quill awards, and her stories have placed in numerous writing contests. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 25 countries and have been translated into 22 languages (and counting).

Kerry graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and is a founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization of over 1,000 writers. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two children, two naughty kitties, and an aging Golden Retriever convinced she’s still a puppy.

Anna Sabino

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Anna Sabino is the designer behind the jewelry brand Lucid New York, which she started more than a decade ago after leaving her Wall Street career.

Her jewelry collections are sold in more than 100 stores all over the world and have been featured by the editors of People StyleWatch, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and many others.

Anna is a contributor to Medium and a certified co-active career and life coach. She speaks, coaches, and leads workshops focusing on growing your creative business, creating multiple streams of income, and working remotely.

She runs her New York-based business remotely from Hawaii. Anna shares valuable business advice for artists and other creatives in the book Your Creative Career and at AnnaSabino.com.

Chanel Cleeton

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Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Chanel is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. She is the author of ten books, and her latest novel, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA, was published by Penguin/Berkley on February 6, 2018.

Camille Pagán

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Camille Pagán is the author of Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, Forever is the Worst Long Time, The Art of Forgetting, and the #1 Kindle bestseller Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, which was recently optioned for film. Her novels have been translated into twelve languages.

In another life, she was a health editor at Real Simple and Fitness magazines; these days, she writes for publications like Fast Company, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Time, and others.

When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her reading, running after her two kids, or planning her next trip (most likely to Puerto Rico, where her husband was born and raised).

Visit Camille at her website.

Bette Lee Crosby

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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby‘s books have been southern fiction, historical fiction, and women’s fiction bestsellers. Her newest novel “The Summer of New Beginnings” will be released in March 2018 by Lake Union Publishing.

Midwest book review describes her books as “Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances.”

The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby’s writing is, “A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures.”

“Storytelling is in my blood,” Crosby laughingly admits, “My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.”

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery, and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win over twenty awards for her work including: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal, Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medal, In’DTale RONE Award Winner, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award.