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LATEST INTERVIEW

 
 March 2017

VICTORIA FOX

 

Victoria Fox is the author of a raft of bonkbuster novels such as Hollywood Sinners, Power Games and Temptation Island. Her latest novel, The Silent Fountain, takes a more Gothic turn

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 October 2012

LEE ADAMS

 

Lee Adams’ fiction debut, Strawberry Wine, was released this month. She has also written a book called Donor Girl, which was inspired by her own experience of donating a kidney. She is currently vice-president of national promotion at Broken Bow Records.

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 February 2010

CLAIRE ALLAN

 

Journalist Claire Allan’s debut novel Rainy Days and Tuesdays was inspired by her own experiences with post-natal depression. Her fourth novel Got To Be Perfect will be out in October and she’s currently working on her fifth, tentatively titled The 30 Something Crisis Club. She lives in Derry, Ireland.

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 March 2008

AMY APPLETON

 

Amy Appleton is a pseudonym for a bestselling London-based author who is keeping her identity under wraps for now. Her novel The Bride Hunter is out this month.

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 October 2007

AMANDA ASHBY

 

Australian-born author Amanda Ashby's debut novel, You Had Me at Halo, is best described as paranormal chick lit. Amanda, who has lived in England for several years, has recently moved to Napier, New Zealand, with her husband and two children.

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 July 2008

SCARLETT BAILEY

 

Scarlett Bailey is the author of The Night Before Christmas and her next novel Married By Christmas is out in October. She has worked as a bookseller, waitress, barmaid and cinema usherette. She lives in England.

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 July 2008

KATHLEEN BAIRD-MURRAY

 

Kathleen Baird-Murray is a former model and magazine beauty editor who wrote How To Be Beautiful: The Thinking Woman's Guide. Her first novel Face Value is now. She once lived in Australia while working for Marie Claire magazine but now lives in London with her husband and two children.

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 Updated August 2008

LAUREN BARATZ-LOGSTED

 

Lauren Baratz-Logsted's latest chick lit release is Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes. She also edited the This is Chick-Lit anthology (2006), a collection of stories from 18 authors in response to the critical This is Not Chick Lit book. Before being published in 2003, she worked as a bookseller, reviewer and editor.

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 December 2007

JO BARRETT

 

Jo Barrett quit her job as a lawyer to write a novel - the very successful The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom. Born in Okinawa, Japan, raised in Texas and now living in New York, Jo's latest novel about revenge is out in January.

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 August 2015

LAURA BARNETT

 

Laura Barnett is a arts journalist and theatre critic whose debut novel, The Versions of Us, was recently published. She lives with her husband Andy in London.

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 October 2015

DANA BATE

 

Dana Bate is an award-winning journalist and author of the novels Too Many Cooks, A Second Bite at the Apple and The Secret Supper Club. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.

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 January 2008

MARIA BEAUMONT

 

Maria Beaumont is the author of Motherland, Chicklit Club's Book of 2007, and also has just released a novel, Rubbish Boyfriends, under the name Jessie Jones. She lives in London with her husband, author Matt Beaumont, and two children.

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 March 2014

HANNAH BECKERMAN

 

Hannah Beckerman is the author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook. She has a MA in Literature and has worked at the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. She is married to a British diplomat and they live in London with their daughter.

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 August 2009

DAN BEGLEY

 

Dan Begley is the author of Ms. Taken Identity, about a guy who writes a chick lit novel. He is a full-time writer who has also been a member of the English faculty at the University of Missouri-St Louis and Cor Jesu Academy. He lives in St Louis with his wife and is working on his next novel.

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 June 2009

C.A BELMOND

 

C.A Belmond is the author of the Rather series, starring Penny Nichols. A Rather Lovely Inheritance was her debut novel in 2007, followed by A Rather Curious Engagement in 2008. The third in the series, A Rather Charming Invitation, is due to be published next year.


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 March 2010

SHIRLEY BENTON

 

Shirley Benton’s debut novel, Looking for Leon, was released this month. She has worked in IT and is also a contributor to the Chicklit Club website. She lives in Dublin with her husband and children.

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 December 2008

SARAH BILSTON

 

Sarah Bilston has followed up her debut novel Bed Rest, about a high-flying lawyer put on bed rest during her pregnancy, with its sequel Sleepless Nights. An assistant professor of English literature at a Connecticut college, she is married and has three children, including twins.

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 Feburary 2013

SAM BINNIE

 

Copywriter Sam Binnie is the author of The Wedding Diaries and The Baby Diaries. She was the 2005 winner of the Harper's / Orange Prize Short Story Competition, and lives in London with her husband and two children.

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 February 2014

KAT BLACK

 

Kat Black is the author of Melting Ms Frost and has also written a number of romance/erotica novellas and anthologies. Raised in Australia, at 18 she moved to England where she now lives with her family.

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 July 2010

ALISON BOND

 

English author Alison Bond’s latest novel A Reluctant Cinderella is about a woman working in the male-dominated environment of sports agents. Bond has worked as an entertainment agent, including a stint at ICM. Her first novels, How to be Famous and The Truth About Ruby Valentine, were both set in the entertainment industry.

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 February 2010

REBECCA L. BOSCHEE

 

Rebecca L. Boschee turned a bad customer experience into her debut novel Mulligan Girl. She lives in Arizona.

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 October 2013

HILARY BOYD

 

Hilary Boyd trained as a nurse before becoming a health journalist. She has published several non-fiction books on health-related subjects. Her novels include Thursdays in the Park and Tangled Lives. Her latest book, When You Walked Back Into My Life, is published this month.

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 September 2009

MARILYN BRANT

 

Marilyn Brant's debut novel According to Jane is about a woman who receives romantic advice from the spirit of Jane Austen. The former teacher and book reviewer lives in Chicago and is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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 June 2011

AMANDA BROBYN

 

Amanda Brobyn's first novel Crystal Balls came out earlier this year and her second novel The Curry Club is out soon. She has a MA in Film and TV Production. Originally from Liverpool, she now lives in Northern Ireland with her family. Her website is amandabrobyn.com.

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 August 2014

ISABELLE BROOM

 

Isabelle Broom’s The Wedding Speech won The Great British Write Off short story competition. She also works for heat magazine and is working on her first novel.

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 September 2010

AMANDA BRUNKER

 

Journalist and TV presenter Amanda Brunker branched into novel writing with Champagne Kisses in 2008. The second book in the series, Champagne Babes, is out in the UK this month. She is a former Miss Ireland.

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 August 2015

TRACY BUCHANAN

 

Tracy Buchanan is a web journalist and producer whose latest novel, My Sister's Secret, was released this month. She has travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor and lives in Milton Keynes, England, with her husband and daughter.

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 January 2010

GEMMA BURGESS

 

Gemma Burgess was born in Australia, then moved to Hong Kong and spent her 20s working as a copywriter in London. Her first novel The Dating Detox was released last month.

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 April 2014

STEPHANIE BUTLAND

 

Stephanie Butland is the author of novel Surrounded by Water. She has also written two books about her breast cancer experiences. She works as a speaker and trainer and lives in Northumberland, England, with her family.

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 August 2008

ELLIE CAMPBELL

 

This is the pen-name of sister writing duo, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell. Pam lives in Surrey while Lorraine is based in Colorado. Like the women in their debut novel How to Survive Your Sisters, they come from a family of four sisters.

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 July 2008

MARGO CANDELA

 

Margo Candela lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. She was a journalism major who turned her hand to writing novels. Her third novel, More Than This, is out in August.

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 July 2008

LOUISE CANDLISH

 

Louise Candlish once worked as a book editor and advertising copywriter. She published her first novel Prickly Heat in 2004. The mother of one lives in London and is currently working on her sixth novel.

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 January 2017

VANESSA CARNEVALE

 

Vanessa Carnevale is an author and freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia. In her early twenties, she spent several years living in Florence where she met her husband and discovered a love of travel and la dolce vita. She now considers Italy her second home. The Florentine Bridge is her first novel.

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 September 2009

CLAUDIA CARROLL

 

Claudia Carroll is the Dublin-based author of six novels, including her 2009 release If This Is Paradise, I Want My Money Back! She used to play the role of nasty businesswoman Nicola Prendergast on TV soap Fair City. Her book Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man was optioned for a TV series while I Never Fancied Him Anyway is to be a film.

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 Janurary 2012

GEORGIE CARTER

 

Georgie Carter is the author of The Perfect Christmas. Under her real name Ruth Saberton, she has written three novels, including the upcoming Amber Scott is Starting Over. She has also published The Hen Night Prophecies series under the pen name Jessica Fox. Originally from London, she now lives in Polperro, a fishing village in Cornwall.

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 July 2010

FIONA CASSIDY

 

This is the pen-name of Fionnuala McGoldrick. Her second novel, Anyone for Me?, is out in August. She lives in Northern Ireland with her husband and blended family.

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 September 2010

LUCY CAVENDISH

 

Lucy Cavendish is the English author of the Samantha Smythe series, including the most recent A Storm in a Teacup. She also works as a journalist and is involved in the Contemporary Women Writers' Club.

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 August 2012

REBECCA CHANCE

 

Rebecca Chance is the author of Divas, Bad Girls and Bad Sisters. Her latest novel, Killer Heels, was released this month. The British author has also written books under her real name, Lauren Henderson.

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 June 2013

HELEN CHANDLER

 

Helen Chandler’s debut novel, Two for Joy, was released this month. She read English at Oxford University, before working as a general manager in various healthcare organisations. Helen lives in East London with her husband and daughter.

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 May 2014

LUCY CLARKE

 

Lucy Clarke, the author of A Single Breath and The Sea Sisters, has a first-class degree in English Literature. She is married to a professional windsurfer, and they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.

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 August 2010

MEGAN COLE

 

Megan Cole is the pseudonym of a celebrity journalist. A celebrity and fashion blogger who lives in London with her best friend Jess she has written for numerous magazines and flown all over the world interviewing stars. See www.megancoleblog.com.

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 April 2010

JACKIE COLLINS

 

With more than 400 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Jackie Collins gives readers an insider’s glimpse into Hollywood lives. Her latest release, Poor Little Bitch Girl, is her 27th novel since her first title, The World is Full of Married Men, was released in 1968. Many of her books have been made into film and TV. The British-born “Queen of Steam” lives in Los Angeles.

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 June 2010

LAUREN CONRAD

 

Lauren Conrad is best known for starring in MTV's reality show, The Hills. Her first novel, L.A. Candy, about a new reality TV star became a #1 New York Times bestseller. The third novel in the series, Sugar and Spice, is out in October. Conrad lives in Los Angeles and is a regular magazine cover girl, including for Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly.

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 September 2009

CLAIRE COOK

 

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of six novels, including Must Love Dogs and Life's a Beach. Her latest book The Wildwater Walking Club inspired her to start walking 10,000 steps every day. She lives in Massachusetts.

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 February 2008

EILEEN COOK

 

Eileen Cook's debut novel Unpredictable is about a woman who pretends to be a psychic to get her boyfriend back. The Vancouver-based counsellor also runs writing workshops.

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 December 2007

GWEN COOPER

 

Gwen Cooper got a lot of publicity when news of her 'tell-all' about the South Beach scene of the 1990s broke. Now a full-time writer, the author of Diary of a South Beach Party Girl is working on another book about Miami in the 1980s. The Miami native now lives in New York.

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 May 2010

RONNI COOPER

 

Ronni Cooper is a pseudonym for a newspaper columnist. Her first novel Rock Chicks is out in June. She has worked in nightclubs and now lives between the UK and LA, writing full-time.

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 May 2013

VICTORIA CONNELLY

 

Victoria Connelly is the author of Molly’s Millions, The Runaway Actress and a trilogy for Jane Austen addicts. Her latest novel, Wish You Were Here, has just been released. She has worked as a teacher and lives in rural Suffolk.

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 September 2011

POLLY COURTNEY

 

Polly Courtney is the author of six novels, including It’s A Man’s World, The Fame Factor and Golden Handcuffs. She also works as a business consultant, and plays soccer and the violin in a string quartet. She created a stir this month when she announced she wouldn’t be using her publisher again because she didn’t agree with the way they marketed her books.

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 May 2009

FRAN CUSWORTH

 

Three years ago, Melbourne journalist Fran Cusworth moved across the country with her geologist husband and two sons to a remote coastal town in Western Australia called Hopetoun. Her experiences as the town got caught up in a big mining boom inspired her second novel, Hopetoun Wives, which is released this month. She is now back living in Melbourne and the nickel mine that brought hundreds of mining families to town has since closed.


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 March 2008

LISA DAILY

 

Florida-based TV dating expert Lisa Daily has followed up her advice book Stop Getting Dumped! with her debut novel called Fifteen Minutes of Shame.

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 April 2012

LOTTE DALEY

 

Lotte Daley is the author of Faking It, about a girl who is made over after being dumped by her actor boyfriend. She grew up in Scotland but now lives in London. For more information visit her website www.lottedaley.co.uk .

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 February 2014

EDWINA DARKE

 

Edwina Darke left Sydney at age 18 to go travelling. Among other adventures, Edwina worked as a ski instructor in Austria, studied the history of fine art in Florence, lived in London and ended up spending the better part of a year living with a friend in Manhattan, New York, the setting for her debut novel, Three's A Crowd. She now lives in Sydney.

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 March 2008

LUCY DAWSON

 

Lucy Dawson has been a journalist and magazine editor and her debut novel His Other Lover is out this month. She lives in Kent, England.

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 October 2009

DEE DAVIS

 

Texan Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her hand to writing. She has since written 18 novels, including A Match Made in Madison and Set Up in SoHo, and won many awards. When not frantically trying to meet a deadline, Dee says she spends her time with her husband, daughter, cat and dog in Manhattan.


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 December 2009

JONI DAVIS AND LISA HYATT

 

This American pair teamed up to write Feng Shui Love, which was published last month. They are already working on the sequel Feng Shui Love Child and a non-fiction guide to feng shui. Davis is an entertainment lawyer while Hyatt is a corporate flight attendant.

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 March 2008

HOLLY DENHAM

 

Holly Denham is a receptionist at a London investment banking firm who got her start with the help of recruitment company director Bill Hutton-Surie and his wife Bonnie. You can read all her daily emails at www.hollysinbox.com. The first book Holly's Inbox was out last year; the sequel Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City is out in June.

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 December 2011

DEE DETARSIO

 

Dee DeTarsio is the author of three novels, The Scent of Jade, The Kitchen Shrink and has just released her latest, Ros. She is a television writer, living in southern California. Her website is deedetarsio.wordpress.com/blog/.

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 November 2008

LUCY DIAMOND

 

This is the pen-name of children's author Sue Mongredien. Recently married, she lives in Bath with her husband and three children. Her latest adult release is Over You.

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 November 2009

MIRANDA DICKINSON

 

Miranda Dickinson’s first novel Fairytale of New York is out this month. The story, then called Coffee at Kowalski's, was spotted last year on HarperCollins' site for unpublished authors, Authonomy.com, and became one of its first titles to be offered a publishing deal. Based in England, she is also a singer-songwriter and a successful participant in the NaNoWriMo challenge.

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 April 2016

REBECCA DONE

 

Rebecca Done studied creative writing before working as a magazine editor. Currently a copywriter, she is also a keen runner and lives in Norwich, England. This Secret We're Keeping is her first novel.

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 November 2011

MARIA DUFFY

 

Maria Duffy is the author of Any Dream Will Do about people who meet through Twitter. She writes a blog about Twitter for Hello Magazine and also has her own personal blog. Maria lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and four children.

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 February 2010

LORRAINE DUFFY MERKL

 

Lorraine Duffy Merkl is a New York author, freelance journalist and advertising creative director/copywriter. Her debut novel, Fat Chick, was published in 2009. She also writes a bi-monthly column - New York Gal - for Manhattan Media’s Our Town and West Side Spirit newspapers.

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 November 2013

CLAIRE DYER

 

Claire Dyer is a poet whose first novel The Moment was published recently. She lives near Reading, England.

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 January 2015

CARRIE ELKS

 

Carrie Elks' latest novel, Fix You, was released in 2014. She lives near London and when she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.

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 February 2013

GWEN ELLERY

 

Gwen Ellery writes historical fantasy novels, humorous short fiction, and comedy scripts. She is currently publishing a series called Paris Brats about four expats who have set their sights on the City of Light. She lives in Europe with her German partner.


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 March 2014

MINK ELLIOTT

 

Journalist/copywriter Mink Elliott’s latest novel, A Mother Dimension, is about a mother who is flung back into her past. She is also the author of Just Another Manic Mumday and The Pissed Off Parents Club. She lives in Sydney with her family.

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 July 2014

LIZZIE ENFIELD

 

Lizzie Enfield is a British journalist and creative writing teacher. She is the author of Uncoupled, What You Don’t Know and her latest, Living With It.

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 August 2009

REBECCA FARNWORTH

 

Rebecca Farnworth's first novel Valentine was released this year. She is also a ghostwriter, penning the words for celebrities such as Katie Price. She lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.


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 April 2009

LIZ FENTON AND LISA STEINKE

 

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been friends since college and both live in California. Like the two main characters in their debut novel I'll Have Who She's Having, Liz is married with two children and Lisa is single. They also have created the chicklitisnotdead blog.


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 August 2014

LIZ FENWICK

 

Liz Fenwick is the author of The Cornish House, A Cornish Affair and A Cornish Stranger. She was born in Massachusetts and after nine international moves now lives in Dubai with her husband, although her heart remains in Cornwall.

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 March 2010

KATIE FFORDE

 

British author Katie Fforde has written more than 15 novels, including A Perfect Proposal and Wedding Season. Her latest, Summer of Love, is released this month. She is also the current chairman of the Romantic Novelists' Association.

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 January 2008

JERRAMY FINE

 

Jerramy Fine fell for the Queen's oldest grandson, Peter Phillips, when she was a child and followed her heart from America to London to meet and marry him. Her memoir Someday My Prince Will Come was released earlier this month. Fine lost her chance at an earlier book deal for a novel based on her time at Guinness World Records when the company threatened legal action.

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 March 2012

CAROLINE FINNERTY

 

Caroline Finnerty’s debut novel In a Moment is released this month. It was runner-up in Poolbeg’s Write a Bestseller Competition. She lives in Co. Kildare, Ireland, with her family.

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 August 2014

KERRY FISHER

 

Kerry Fisher worked as an English teacher in Corsica and Spain before training as a journalist in England. After two years working at Essentials magazine in London, love carried her off to the wilds of the West Pennine moors. She now lives in Surrey with her husband and two children. Her first novel, The Class Ceiling, has been republished by Avon as The School Gate Survival Guide.

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 April 2010

ZOE FISHMAN

 

Zoe Fishman is a literary agent who lives in Brooklyn with her husband, whom she met on the subway after four plus years of trying to get up the nerve to say hello to him. Balancing Acts is her first novel.

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 February 2014

KATE FORSTER

 

Kate Forster is the author of The Perfect Location, Seduction and Close Up. She has also written several young adult books. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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 January 2014

JEMMA FORTE

 

Jemma Forte is a TV presenter and author of novels Me and Miss M and From London With Love. Her latest novel, If You're Not the One, is out in February. She lives in London with her two children.

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 October 2013

SUE FORTIN

 

Sue Fortin's debut novel United States of Love was published by Harper Impulse this month. She lives in West Sussex and blogs at lovereadinglovebooks.wordpress.com.

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 February 2010

SARA FOSTER

 

Sara Foster’s debut novel Come Back to Me was published in early 2010. She has worked as a freelance book editor. Originally from England, she now lives in Perth, Western Australia.

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 July 2008

ZOE FOSTER

 

Australian Zoe Foster is a former magazine beauty editor and is now editor-in-chief of a new beauty website. Her debut novel, Air Kisses, is about Hannah who lands a job as beauty editor of Gloss magazine.

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 March 2017

ILANA FOX

 

Ilana Fox is the author of two novels, Spotlight and The Making of Mia. She has worked for a variety of national newspapers and websites, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and ASOS.com. She lives in London with her clothes, shoes, bags, kittens and boyfriend. To find out more, visit: www.ilanafox.com or follow her at twitter.com/ilana.

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 May 2010

VICTORIA FOX

 

Victoria Fox is the author of a raft of bonkbuster novels such as Hollywood Sinners, Power Games and Temptation Island. Her latest novel, The Silent Fountain, takes a more Gothic turn

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 November 2012

CLAIRE GARBER

 

Claire Garber’s debut novel, Love is a Thief, is released this month. She works as a film location agent in London but spends a lot of time in the French Alps.

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 July 2013

CIARA GERAGHTY

 

Ciara Geraghty is the author of Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband and three children.

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 September 2010

MARIA GERACI

 

Maria Geraci was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised on Florida’s Space Coast. She lives with her husband and children in north Florida where she works part time as a labour and delivery nurse by night and writes romance full time during the day (sleep is not an option). Her third novel The Boyfriend of the Month Club is out in December. Visit her website at www.mariageraci.com.

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 October 2011

MICHELE GORMAN

 

Michele Gorman is the author of Single in the City, about an American moving to London. She is self-publishing it as an e-book in the US this month. She has a background in accounting and finance. You can find out more at her website michelegorman.co.uk.

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 March 2012

CAROLINE GRACE-CASSIDY

 

Caroline Grace-Cassidy is an Irish actress whose debut novel When Love Takes Over has just been released.

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 March 2015

LAURA GREAVES

 

Laura Greaves is the author of The Ex-Factor and Be My Baby. She also writes for leading Australian and international magazines, specialising in health, lifestyle and wellbeing. She lives in Sydney.

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 January 2009

LINDA GREEN

 

Journalist Linda Green lives in Yorkshire with her husband and son. Her second novel 10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love is out this month.

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 June 2010

JANE GREEN

 

Jane Green – one of chick lit’s founding authors with books such as Jemima J, Mr Maybe and The Other Woman – is releasing her 12th novel, Promises to Keep (aka The Love Verb), this month. She is English but moved to the United States almost 10 years ago – she lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

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 June 2013

RORY SAMANTHA GREEN

 

Playing Along is Rory Samantha Green’s first novel for adults and she is currently working on its sequel. The physiotherapist is the daughter of Jackie Collins. She blogs at writetobeyou.com

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 May 2009

NIAMH GREENE

 

Niamh Greene created demented housewife Susie in her two-part series. Her latest book is Letters to a Love Rat. She is a married mother of two, living in the south-east of Ireland.


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 August 2008

ADENA HALPERN

 

Adena Halpern's debut novel The Ten Best Days of My Life takes a humorous look at the afterlife courtesy of a personal shopper cut down in her prime. She has also published a memoir called Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown. She lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband and her wardrobe of six-inch heels.

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 July 2009

NADINE JOLIE HAOBSH

 

Former beauty editor Nadine Jolie Haobsh released her debut novel Confessions of a Beauty Addict this year. She is also editor-in-chief of a blog (jolienadine.com) and creative director of a new skincare line. She is currently filming a beauty TV show based on her beauty advice book Beauty Confidential.


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 December 2007

ROBYN HARDING

 

Robyn Harding is a former copywriter who lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children. She also spent a year in Chicklit Club's hometown of Perth, Australia. Her latest novel, Chronicles of a Mid-Life Crisis, is out in May.

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CARMEL HARRINGTON

 

Carmel Harrington is the author of Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. Her second book, Sleep of Dreams, will be published in December. She lives in Ireland.

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 November 2007

KATE HARRISON

 

Kate Harrison is the author of four novels, including her latest release The Self-Preservation Society. Based in London, she has worked as a journalist and TV reporter and is now a full-time author.

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 June 2010

EMMA HEATHERINGTON

 

Emma Heatherington is the author of Playing the Field and the late 2010 release Since You’ve Been Gone. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen-name Emma Louise Jordan, including The Truth Between. She lives with her husband and three children in Co Tyrone, Ireland. Her website is www.emmaheatherington.com.

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 January 2009

LISA HEIDKE

 

Lisa Heidke's debut novel Lucy Springer Gets Even is out this month. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.

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 December 2014

ELLEN HAWLEY

 

Ellen Hawley is the author of Open Line, Trip Sheets and her latest novel, The Divorce Diet, is out this month. She has worked as an editor, talk-show host, cab driver, waitress, janitor and a receptionist. She has also taught creative writing. She was born and raised in New York, lived in Minnesota for many long, cold winters, and now lives in Cornwall in England.

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 August 2013

VERONICA HENRY

 

Veronica Henry is the author of novels including Making Hay, An Eligible Bachelor, The Long Weekend and her latest, A Night on the Orient Express. She has worked as a television scriptwriter. She lives in North Devon with her husband and three sons.

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 April 2010

RACHAEL HERRON

 

California-based Rachael Herron’s debut novel How to Knit a Love Song (aka Eliza's Gift) was released in March – the first in the Cypress Hollow Yarn series. She learnt to knit at the age of five and has a knitting blog www.yarnagogo.com.

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 April 2012

FIONA HIGGINS

 

Fiona Higgins released her debut novel The Mothers’ Group last month. She also has written a memoir called Love in the Age of Drought. She works in philanthropy and social investment and lives in Sydney with her family.

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 March 2010

LISA VERGE HIGGINS

 

Lisa Verge Higgins released her first mainstream women’s novel The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship in January. She is the author of several romance and historical novels, published as Lisa Ann Verge. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.

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 July 2011

ELIN HILDERBRAND

 

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of 10 novels, including Barefoot and The Castaways. Her latest novel, Silver Girl, was published last month and is centred around the wife of a man imprisoned for financial fraud. She lives with her husband and three children on Nantucket, where many of her books are set.

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 May 2011

MELISSA HILL

 

Melissa Hill’s latest novel, Something From Tiffany’s, was released this month. Known as the queen of twists, her other books include The Last To Know, Please Forgive Me and The Truth About You. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, and also writes thrillers with her husband under the name Casey Hill. Her website is www.melissahill.info.

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 December 2009

LYNNE HINTON

 

Lynne Hinton is the author of the Hope Spring series - Friendship Cake, Hope Springs, Forever Friends and Christmas Cake - as well as The Things I Know Best and The Last Odd Day. She is also an Intentional Interim Minister presently serving in Washington.

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 March 2014

RACHEL HOLLIS

 

Rachel Hollis is the founder of lifestyle website www.thechicsite.com and Los Angeles-based event planning firm Chic Events. At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of its Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Party Girl is her debut novel.

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 December 2009

MICHELLE HOLMAN

 

Michelle Holman is the author of three novels, Bonkers, Divine and Knotted. She lives in Cambridge, New Zealand.

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 January 2014

EVIE HUNTER

 

Evie Hunter is the pen-name of Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley. In 2012, they were approached by Penguin with a request to write an Irish Fifty Shades of Grey. For the next five and a half weeks, they locked themselves up in a haunted house for a writing marathon. The result, The Pleasures of Winter, launched bad boy Jack Winter on to an unsuspecting Irish public. Since then they have written two more novels, The Pleasures of Summer and The Pleasures of Autumn. Caroline, who also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, lives on the east coast of Ireland. Eileen, a former freelance reporter, is now a breastfeeding counsellor.

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 December 2009

LISA HYATT AND JONI DAVIS

 

This American pair teamed up to write Feng Shui Love, which was published last month. They are already working on the sequel Feng Shui Love Child and a non-fiction guide to feng shui. Davis is an entertainment lawyer while Hyatt is a corporate flight attendant.

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MICHELLE JACKSON

 

Michelle Jackson is the author of six novels, including her latest Six Postcards Home. She studied textile design and combines her writing career with working as an art teacher. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her family.

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 April 2010

ISOBELLA JADE

 

Isobella Jade has written a memoir about her life as a petite model, Almost 5’4”. She also gives modelling advice on her blog and has written a graphic novel called Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior.

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 August 2009

JULIE JAMES

 

Lawyer Julie James decided to write full-time after two of her screenplays were optioned by Hollywood producers. She has since written three novels, Just the Sexiest Man Alive, Practice Makes Perfect, and Something About You, which will be released in March 2010. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son and is working on her fourth novel. For more information, visit www.juliejamesbooks.com.

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 Updated May 2008

BRENDA JANOWITZ

 

Manhattan lawyer Brenda Janowitz's debut book Scot on the Rocks (How I Survived My Ex-Boyfriend's Wedding with my Dignity Ever-So-Slightly Intact) was among the Chicklit Club's award winners for 2007. The sequel, Jack with a Twist, is out in June. She also teaches creative writing courses at Mediabistro.

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 November 2008

LORRAINE JENKIN

 

Lorraine Jenkin's debut novel Chocolate Mousse and Two Spoons was released earlier this year. She lives in Wales with her partner and two daughters and is currently working on her second novel.

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 May 2013

LISA JEWELL

 

Lisa Jewell is the author of titles including Ralph’s Party, Thirty-Nothing and 31 Dream Street. Her most recent release is Before I Met You, with The House We Grew Up due out in July. She lives in London with her family and previously worked in fashion.

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 January 2008

MILLY JOHNSON

 

Milly Johnson is the author behind last year's The Yorkshire Pudding Club - which won her a Chicklit Club award for most promising author. The mother of two sons lives in Yorkshire where she is researching a book on local Barnsley wrestlers - part of that research is undergoing a WWE-like training regime. Her latest novel, The Birds & the Bees, is out this month.

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 October 2014

DEBBIE JOHNSON

 

Debbie Johnson is the author of Cold Feet at Christmas. She lives in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing and caring for a small tribe of children and animals. She also writes fantasy and crime.

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 March 2010

VANESSA JOHNSON

 

Vanessa Johnson’s debut novel Lush was released in January. Born in New Zealand, she’s lived in Sydney and London, and worked in magazine publishing. She lives in Auckland with her husband and son.

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 May 2015

ANDY JONES

 

Andy Jones is the author of The Two of Us. During the day he works in an advertising agency; at weekends and early in the morning, he writes fiction. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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 December 2012

BELINDA JONES

 

Belinda Jones is a freelance journalist and author of a series of travel-inspired novels including Living La Vida Loca, The California Club and Divas Las Vegas. Her latest novel is Winter Wonderland. She was born in England but lives in Los Angeles.

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 December 2011

KOURTNEY, KIM AND KHLOE KARDASHIAN

 

The Kardashian sisters released their debut novel Dollhouse – about three sisters called Kamille, Kassidy and Kyle - last month. Constantly in the media spotlight, the reality TV stars of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other spin-offs also co-own D-A-S-H, a boutique chain, and published their autobiography entitled Kardashian Konfidential.

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 December 2009

LINDSEY KELK

 

Lindsey Kelk is the author of the five-part series which so far includes I Heart New York (2009), I Heart Hollywood and I Heart Paris (2010). She works as a children's book editor in London.

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 July 2010

BETH KENDRICK

 

Beth Kendrick earned her Ph.D. in psychology before pulling a professional U-turn to pursue her dream job of becoming a novelist. Her books include Second Time Around, The Pre-Nup, Nearlyweds, and Fashionably Late. She lives in Arizona with her family and a pair of unruly rescue dogs. You can visit her website at www.BethKendrick.com.

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 June 2009

ALISON KERVIN

 

Alison Kervin is a British sports journalist who created the loveable footballer's wife Tracie Martin and her hilarious rules of WAGdom in the novels The Wag's Diary and A Wag Abroad. Her latest novel, Celebrity Bride, is out this month - and she's already working on its sequel.


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 August 2010

SOPHIE KINSELLA

 

The pen-name of Madeleine Wickham, this bestselling English author has written six books in the Shopaholic series since 2000, including the latest release Mini Shopaholic. She has also written other titles including Can You Keep a Secret? and Twenties Girl, as well as seven novels under her own name.

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 September 2014

JILL KNAPP

 

Jill Knapp, a native New Yorker, is the author of What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan? – the first in a series. She is a former adjunct professor of psychology and a former figure skater. She has also recently taken over chicklitbooks.com.

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 April 2015

DOROTHY KOOMSON

 

Dorothy Koomson is a journalist and the bestselling author of The Rose Petal Beach, The Woman He Loved Before and My Best Friend's Girl. The Ice Cream Girls was adapted for a TV series in 2013. Her latest novel, That Girl From Nowhere, is out this month. She lives in Brighton, England.

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 January 2010

NICOLA KRAUS AND EMMA McLAUGHLIN

 

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met at New York University and wrote their best-selling debut The Nanny Diaries after a stint as nannies. They then went on to write another three books Citizen Girl, Dedication and the young adult title The Real Real before writing the sequel Nanny Returns.

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 September 2008

MELANIE LA'BROOY

 

After the success of her debut novel, Love Struck, Melanie La'Brooy gave up her career in the art world to become a full-time writer. Her latest novel, The Babymoon - a sequel to her first - is out this month. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and son.

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 December 2007

KATE LACE

 

Kate Lace is the pen name of Catherine Jones, the romance writer whose first book Army Wives was published in 1996 and is chairman of the Romantic Novelists' Association. The former army captain is married with three grown-up children and lives in Oxfordshire, England. The first two novels of her three-book deal with Little Black Dress have recently been released.

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 August 2010

ALLIE LARKIN

 

Allie Larkin’s debut novel, Stay, was released in mid-2010. She is the cofounder of TheGreenists.com, a site dedicated to helping readers take simple steps toward going green. She lives in New York with her husband, their two German Shepherds, Argo (the cover model for her novel) and Stella, and a three-legged cat.

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 June 2011

KATIE LEE

 

Katie Lee’s debut novel, Groundswell, is released this month. She is a celebrity TV chef and author of cookbooks including The Comfort Table. She was once married to singer Billy Joel. Find out more at her website www.katieleehome.com.

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 February 2008

LESLIE LEHR

 

Leslie Lehr is an author and screenwriter whose movie script was put on hold during the recent Writers Guild of America strike. Her debut novel Wife Goes On is out this month. She lives in California with her two daughters.

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 October 2013

KATIE LEIMKUEHLER

 

Katie Leimkuehler is the co-author of Shy Town Girls, the first in a series following the journey of four young Chicago women on their search for love and adventure in the city, with M.G. Wilson, Jennifer Yih and Kate Clinesmith. She is also a journalist, screenwriter and social media strategist.

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 July 2009

MAUREEN LIPINSKI

 

Maureen Lipinski discovered she was pregnant just after finishing her debut novel A Bump in the Road. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.


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KATE LONG

 

Kate Long’s debut novel A Bad Mother’s Handbook was made into a 2007 TV movie featuring a young Robert Pattinson. Its sequel, Bad Mothers United, was published last year. She is also the author of Queen Mum, Swallowing Grandma and Before She Was Mine. She lives in Stropshire, England.

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 April 2008

SHARI LOW

 

Scottish author Shari Low's new book My Best Friend's Life is about two friends who swap lives. Low, a former nightclub manager, toilet roll salesperson and now a columnist with the Daily Record, also has two sons.

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 June 2010

CHRISSIE MANBY

 

English author Chris Manby has just released her 14th novel, Getting Over Mr Right, changing her name to the more feminine Chrissie. Manby’s other titles include Spa Wars, Crazy in Love and Flatmates. She also writes under the pseudonym Olivia Darling, including her 2010 release Temptation.

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 July 2010

MARISA MACKLE

 

Marisa Mackle was an air hostess who took up writing to while away time spent in hotels. She is now the author of 10 novels, including her most recent Living Next Door to Alice. She also writes a column for an Irish newspaper.

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 July 2010

GEORGIA MADDEN

 

Georgia Madden is an interiors journalist and former features editor at Homes & Gardens magazine in London. She is published regularly in homes magazines in Australia. Georgia grew up in Hong Kong and London, and now lives in Sydney with her young family and growing menagerie of pets. Her debut novel, Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum, is out this month.

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 October 2015

AYISHA MALIK

 

Ayisha Malik read English Literature at Kingston University and went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing. She is a writer and editor who lives in London. Her debut novel, Sofia Khan is Not Obligated, was released last month.

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 July 2013

MIRANDA MANNING

 

Miranda Manning has had a number of stories and articles published in magazines and newspapers both in Ireland and the UK. Her debut novel Who is Alice? was published in May. She lives in Galway and has three adult children all of whom have flown the coop. (Interview by Shirley Benton-Bailey)

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 January 2015

JILL MANSELL

 

Jill Mansell is a Bristol-based author who published her first novel in 1991. Her latest, Three Amazing Things About You, was released this month, She used to work in the field of clinical neurophysiology but now writes full time.

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 September 2016

KATIE MARSH

 

Katie Marsh is the author of My Everything and A Life Without You. Before writing novels, she worked in healthcare, and says her novels are inspired by the bravery of the people she met in hospitals and clinics across the country. She lives in south-west London with her husband and daughter.

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 September 2012

JEANNE MARTINET

 

Jeanne Martinet has recently released her debut novel Etiquette for the End of the World. She is also the author of several non-fiction titles including The Art of Mingling and has worked in publishing and as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in New York.

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CAROL MASON

 

Carol Mason's debut novel, The Secrets of Married Women, is out in December. From north-east England (where the book is based), she now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband. She's had a varied career, including stints as a model, hotel receptionist and waitress, before giving up work to concentrate on writing a book.

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 October 2011

CAROLE MATTHEWS

 

English author Carole Matthews has written about 20 novels since her debut, Let’s Meet on Platform 8, was published in 1997. Her latest novel is the festive-inspired Wrapped Up in You.

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 May 2010

MARTEL MAXWELL

 

Martel Maxwell’s first novel Scandalous is a romantic comedy about two sisters, one of whom is a showbiz writer like Maxwell. She has interviewed scores of stars including Tom Cruise, Kylie Minogue, Sir Sean Connery and Nicole Kidman. She is now a freelance radio and television presenter and writes a weekly opinion column for the Scottish Sun.

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 February 2010

NICOLA MAY

 

Nicola May is the author of Star Fish and Working It Out. She lives in Ascot in Berkshire and also work as an event manager. When she is not writing she loves crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses.

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 May 2010

SUSAN MCBRIDE

 

Missouri-based author Susan McBride moved into contemporary women’s fiction with her 2010 release The Cougar Club. She is also an official member herself, having married her younger man in 2008. She has also written the Debutante Dropout Mysteries, including Blue Blood and Too Pretty to Die, and The Debs young adult series. Visit SusanMcBride.com for more information.

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 August 2010

ABBY MCDONALD

 

Abby McDonald is the author of both teen and adult novels, her latest being The Liberation of Alice Love. She grew up in Sussex, England and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She has worked as a music journalist and entertainment critic.

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 October 2014

YONA ZELDIS MCDONOUGH

 

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several novels, including Breaking the Bank and In Dahlia’s Wake. Her latest novel You Were Meant for Me is out this month. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.

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 July 2012

SIOBHAN McKENNA

 

Siobhan McKenna was the winner of TV3's Write A Bestseller competition with her debut novel The Lingerie Designer. Her second novel The Other Woman is out this month. She has worked as a design director in the international clothing trade, and has trained with Deepak Chopra in the tradition of Ayurveda.

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 June 2008

CATHERINE McKINNON

 

Catherine McKinnon has a theatre background and has written her debut novel The Nearly Happy Family. She is originally from Adelaide but now lives in Sydney.

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 January 2010

EMMA McLAUGHLIN AND NICOLA KRAUS

 

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met at New York University and wrote their best-selling debut The Nanny Diaries after a stint as nannies. They then went on to write another three books Citizen Girl, Dedication and the young adult title The Real Real before writing the sequel Nanny Returns.

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 December 2011

ALI McNAMARA

 

Ali McNamara has just released her second novel Breakfast at Darcy’s. She is working on the sequel to From Notting Hill With Love … Actually. You can find out more at her website. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her husband and two children.

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 January 2015

ANNA MCPARTLIN

 

Anna McPartlin's novels include Pack Up the Moon and So What If I'm Broken and she also writes for BBC's Holby City. Her latest novel, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, was recently selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. She lives in Wicklow, Ireland, with her musician husband.

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 October 2011

ROISIN MEANEY

 

Roisin Meaney is the author of seven novels, including The Things We Do For Love and Half Seven on a Thursday. She has worked as a teacher and lives in Ireland. Her website is http://www.roisinmeaney.com/.

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 May 2012

KATE METZ

 

Lawyer Kate Metz released her debut novel Stiletto Safari earlier this year. She has travelled to Africa several times, including working as a wildlife volunteer in Namibia. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family.

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 January 2012

ZOE MILLER

 

Zoe Miller is the author of Rival Passions, Sinful Deceptions and Guilty Secrets. Her latest novel, A Family Scandal, is out soon. She works as a specialist in communication and personal development skills and lives in Dublin.

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 September 2011

SUE MOORCROFT

 

Sue Moorcroft is an author of novels including Love & Freedom, Want to Know a Secret? and All That Mullarkey. A winner of the Katie Fforde Bursary Award, she also is a creative writing tutor and competition judge. You can find out more at her website www.suemoorcroft.com.

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 February 2012

HELEN MOORHOUSE

 

Journalist Helen Moorhouse is the author of The Dead Summer - its sequel The Dark Water is out later this year. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two daughters.

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 May 2010

TARA MOORE

 

Tara Moore’s debut novel RSVP was released at the start of 2010. The mother of two sons was born in Ireland but now lives on the East Kent coast in England. She is currently working on her next novel VIP.

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 May 2009

LIANE MORIARTY

 

Liane Moriarty has just released her third novel What Alice Forgot about a woman who lost a decade of memories. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.


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 October 2007

SINEAD MORIARTY

 

Sinead Moriarty is the author of four novels, including her latest release In My Sister's Shoes. She has worked as a journalist on trade magazines and lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons.

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 January 2010

CLAIRE MOSS

 

Claire Moss was born in Darlington, north-east England, and studied at Sheffield University. She has lived and worked in Sheffield, Leeds and Tasmania, all of which provide the backdrop for her first novel Northern Soul Revival. She now lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and young family.

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 May 2010

CLODAGH MURPHY

 

Clodagh Murphy’s second novel, a political romantic comedy called Girl in a Spin, is released this month. The Dublin-based author was named one of the Chicklit Club’s most promising authors after her 2009 debut The Disengagement Ring. You can find out more at her website.

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MONICA MURPHY

 

Monica Murphy is the author of the One Week Girlfriend and Billionaire Bachelors Club series. She also writes romance as Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite. (Interview by Jade Craddock)

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 February 2008

KAREN NECHES

 

Earthly Pleasures is the first book by Karen Neches, who also writes novels including the Bottom Dollar Girl series under the name Karin Gillespie. She lives in Augusta, Georgia, and was the founder of the Girlfriend Cyber Circuit.

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 April 2013

STELLA NEWMAN

 

Stella Newman is the author of Pear-Shaped and Leftovers. She studied English at Sussex University and is a freelance copywriter and keen amateur cook. She blogs about restaurants, food and writing at www.stellanewmansblog.blogspot.com.

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 December 2009

ANNA NICHOLAS

 

Anna Nicholas runs her own PR and marketing firm in London. She has written a series of memoirs about moving to Mallorca (or Majorca), including A Lizard in My Luggage and Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof. Her website is www.anna-nicholas.com.

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 August 2008

LEE NICHOLS

 

Lee Nichols' debut novel, Tales of a Drama Queen, brought the unreliable but loveable Elle Medina to the chick lit world. Her fifth novel, Reconstructing Brigid, is out this month. She lives in Maine with her author husband and son.

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 December 2012

CHARITY NORMAN

 

Charity Norman took a break from being a barrister to be with her children and write her debut novel Freeing Grace. She was born in Uganda, brought up in England and now lives in New Zealand. Her latest novel is After the Fall (aka Second Chances).

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 June 2010

SUSANNE O’LEARY

 

Susanne O’Leary’s fifth novel Swedish for Beginners is out this month. She was born in Sweden, trained as a fitness instructor, travelled with her Irish diplomat husband and now lives in Ireland.

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 January 2014

KATIE OLIVER

 

Katie Oliver’s debut novel Prada and Prejudice was released this month. She loves romantic comedies and all things British and lives outside Washington DC with her husband.

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 February 2008

EKENE ONU

 

Ekene Onu is the founder of Nouveau Africana, an online lifestyle magazine for African women. She was raised in Nigeria but now lives in Atlanta in the US. Her debut book The Mrs Club was launched in Lagos this month.

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 October 2011

HAZEL OSMOND

 

Hazel Osmond’s debut novel Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe? is centred around an advertising copywriter who gets a new boss. Based in Northumberland, England, Osmond also writes short stories and works as an advertising copywriter.

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 June 2009

FIONA PALMER

 

Fiona Palmer, who lives in a rural West Australian town, has just released her debut novel The Family Farm. She is married with two children and has been a speedway driver.


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 January 2008

LIZA PALMER

 

Liza Palmer's debut novel, Conversations with the Fat Girl, launched Warner's 5Spot line in 2005. She is also the author of Seeing Me Naked. A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents is her latest release. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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 July 2013

ADELE PARKS

 

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000. Adele has lived in Italy and Botswana but now lives in England with her husband and son. Her latest novel, The State We’re In, was released this month.

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SARAH PEKKANEN

 

American journalist Sarah Pekkanen’s debut novel The Opposite of Me received rave reviews. Her second novel Skipping a Beat was released early in 2011. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three sons. You can find out more at her website www.sarahpekkanen.com.

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 February 2010

J.L PENN

 

J.L. Penn has self-published a Facebook-inspired story called Reunion. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.

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 August 2009

LANA PENROSE

 

Lana Penrose detailed her culture shock experiences following her boyfriend to Greece in her memoir To Hellas and Back. She continues her story in Kickstart My Heart, out this month. Now based in Sydney, she has worked in the music industry, including as personal assistant to singer Darren Hayes (Savage Garden).


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 September 2010

TASMINA PERRY

 

Tasmina Perry is the author of five novels, including Daddy’s Girls, Original Sin and her latest Kiss Heaven Goodbye. She left a law career to become a magazine writer. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband and son.

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 June 2013

JO PIAZZA

 

Jo Piazza is the executive news director of In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly. Her journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Glamour, New York magazine, and the Huffington Post. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Journalism, she is also the author of Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money. Love Rehab is her first novel. She lives in Manhattan with her giant dog.

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 February 2009

KATY REGAN

 

London-based magazine journalist Katy Regan used her experience having a baby with her male best friend as the basis for her debut novel One Thing Led to Another.

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 November 2011

CARMEN REID

 

Carmen Reid's latest novel The Jewels of Manhattan is out this month. She is best-known for her Personal Shopper series starring Annie Valentine and also writes the teen series Secrets at St Jude's. A former newspaper reporter, she lives in Scotland with her family.

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 July 2012

PAMELA RIBON

 

Pamela Ribon is a Los Angeles-based author and television writer, including for Samantha Who? A pioneer in the blogging world, her first novel, Why Girls Are Weird, was loosely based on her pamie.com website. Her fourth novel You Take It From Here was released this month.

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 April 2014

JIMMY RICE AND LAURA TAIT

 

Jimmy Rice and Laura Tait met studying journalism at Sheffield University. JImmy is a freelance journalist, while Laura is a magazine writer. They both live in London. The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me is released as an ebook this month, a paperback in July.

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KELLY RIMMER

 

Kelly Rimmer is the author of Me Without You and Suspending Reality. She lives in rural Australia with husband Daniel and two children.

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 May 2014

LUCY ROBINSON

 

Lucy Robinson’s blog about internet dating for marie claire magazine led to her first novel, The Greatest Love Story of All Time. She had previously worked in theatre and television and lives in Bristol, England. Her third novel, The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me, is out in June.

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 Januaury 2012

KATE ROCKLAND

 

Kate Rockland lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband, son and a cat called Elizabeth Taylor. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the author of Falling Is Like This. Her latest novel 150 Pounds is out this month. She also weighs 150 pounds.

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 May 2011

TALLI ROLAND

 

The Hating Game author Talli Roland also wrote the 24 Hours travel guides under the name Marsha Moore. She lives in London and has three loves in her life: chocolate, coffee and rom-coms. Her second novel Watching Willow Watts is out later this year.

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 April 2010

MELANIE ROSE

 

Nurse Melanie Rose self-published her first novel, which led to a three-book deal with HarperCollins. She lives in Surrey with her husband and four sons.

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 July 2009

JILL AMY ROSENBLATT

 

Jill Amy Rosenblatt is the author of Project Jennifer and For Better or Better. She lives on Long Island and confesses to being a hopeless romantic.


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 May 2010

JENNIFER ROSS

 

Jennifer Ross released her debut novel The Icing on the Cupcake this year. She has worked as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal and is currently enrolled in an acupuncture school. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.

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 March 2014

KAREN ROSS

 

Karen Ross is the author of Mother of the Year. She is a former journalist, broadcaster and advertising copywriter.

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 May 2012

RAINBOW ROWELL

 

Rainbow Rowell is the author of Eleanor & Park and Attachments. She is a newspaper columnist in Nebraska.

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 January 2008

ALLISON RUSHBY

 

Allison Rushby is the author of eight novels, including some young adult titles. She studied journalism and Russian at university before writing for wedding magazines. Her debut novel, allmenarebastards.com, came out in 2000. Her latest book The Inner Gentleman is written under the name Alli Kincaid. The Brisbane-based author is married with two children.

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 July 2008

LYNDSAY RUSSELL

 

Lyndsay Russell's debut novel, Fat Chance, is about a plus-size woman who finds herself in a world where fat is in. The English author has worked as a newspaper journalist and radio broadcaster and published a children's picture book with her daughter.

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 October 2007

OLIVIA RYAN


 

The first book in Olivia Ryan's Tales From series, Tales from a Hen Weekend, is out now. From Essex in England, Olivia herself married young, admitting her hen party wasn't a big affair. She has three daughters. (Since the interview, it has been revealed that this is the pen-name of author Sheila Norton.)

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 November 2011

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD


 

Catherine Ryan Howard has recently published her debut novel Results Not Typical – a satire about the weight loss industry. She has also published two travel memoirs and a non-fiction title about self-publishing. She lives in Cork, Ireland. Her website is www.catherineryanhoward.com.

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 August 2015

SASKIA SARGINSON

 

Saskia Sarginson is the author of The Other Me, which was released as a paperback this month. Her debut novel The Twins was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2013. She lives in London and loves dancing the tango.

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 November 2009

NICKY SCHMIDT

 

Nicky Schmidt's debut novel Naked in Knightsbridge, about a down-on-her-luck girl who puts herself up for auction on eBay, is out this month. Schmidt works in publishing in London.

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 March 2010

D.D. SCOTT

 

D.D. Scott’s Buckles Me Baby is the final story in the Bootscootin’ series. Her first novels Bootscootin’ Blahniks and Stompin’ on Stetsons were released last year. She has had various careers including paralegal, human resources manager, crime reporter and publishing executive assistant.

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 June 2013

MARGARET SCOTT

 

An accountant by day, Margaret Scott fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a published author when her first book Between You and Me was published earlier this year. She lives in Kildare, Ireland, with her family.

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 June 2008

MELISSA SENATE

 

Melissa Senate is a former book editor who is now a full-time writer. Her debut book See Jane Date launched the Red Dress Ink imprint. Her latest novel Questions to Ask Before Marrying is out this month. She lives in Maine with her son, Max.

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 May 2008

POONAM SHARMA

 

Poonam Sharma has written two novels Girl Most Likely To and All Eyes on Her. Now New York-based and also working as a real estate developer, she has an MBA from The Wharton School and has written two non-fiction books on entrepreneurship.

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 June 2010

JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES

 

American Janet Skeslien Charles’ debut novel Moonlight in Odessa about eastern European mail-order brides was inspired by a trip she made to the Ukraine as a Soros Fellow. She now lives in Paris with her husband.

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 February 2012

CAROL SNOW

 

Carol Snow is the author of novels including Been There, Done That; Just Like Me, Only Better; and What Came First. She also writes young adult books, has a degree in psychology and lives in southern California with her husband and two children.

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 November 2013

ROMY SOMMER

 

Romy Sommer is the author of Waking Up in Vegas and The Trouble with Mojitos. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and also writes under the name Rae Summers.

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 June 2010

STEPHANIE STILES

 

Stephanie Stiles is a professor of English at a New York college. Her first novel Take It Like a Mom is released in July. She is also the author of several creative writing guides and lives with her family and two children in New Jersey. Her website is stephaniestiles.com.

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 April 2010

TESS STIMSON

 

English author Tess Stimson has written nine books, including her most recent What’s Yours is Mine (aka Who Loves You Best). She has worked as a TV reporter, including a stint in the Middle East, and as a creative writing professor. She now lives in the American State of Vermont.

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 September 2010

CHRISTINE STOVELL

 

Christine Stovell’s debut novel Turning the Tide was published this year, after she accompanied her husband on a sailing trip halfway around Britain. She lives in Wales.

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 November 2011

KAREN SWAN

 

Karen Swan worked in fashion journalism before plunging into the world of fiction. She has written three books, Players, Prima Donna and Christmas at Tiffany's. Her fourth book is due out next December. She is married with three children and lives in Sussex.

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 November 2007

CAMY TANG

 

Camy Tang's Sushi for One? - the first in a four-part series - is out now. Originally from Hawaii, with a Japanese-American heritage, Camy majored in psychology and worked for a pharmaceutical company. She lives in California with her husband.

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 February 2011

LULU TAYLOR

 

Lulu Taylor is the author of Heiresses, Midnight Girls and her 2011 release Beautiful Creatures. She also wrote a couple of novels as Kirsty Crawford including The Secret Lives of Husbands. She once worked in publishing and lives in London.

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 March 2010

KATE THOMPSON

 

Belfast-born Kate Thompson spent many years acting on TV and in theatre before turning to writing novels. Her first novel It Means Mischief was published in 1999. Her latest, The O’Hara Affair, is the follow-up to The Kinsella Sisters. And she’s just about to return to the acting world with a role in an Irish soap.

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 October 2008

PAIGE TOON

 

Paige Toon, author of Lucy in the Sky and Johnny Be Good, is a contributing editor to heat magazine. She lives in London with her husband and son. She was born in England but spent much of her childhood in Australia. She also spent a lot of time travelling with her racing car driver father.

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 February 2014

GABRIELLE TOZER

 

Gabrielle Tozer is a journalist who has worked for numerous Australian magazines. She recently released her debut young adult novel The Intern and is working on the sequel. She lives in Sydney.

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 September 2009

WENDY WALKER

 

Wendy Walker is the author of Four Wives and Social Lives. The former lawyer and financial analyst has also edited some Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She lives in Connecticut with her three sons. Social Lives is released this month.

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 November 2011

SUE WATSON

 

Sue Watson’s debut novel Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes was published in September. She has worked as a journalist and TV producer and lives in Worcestershire, with her husband and daughter.

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 March 2010

WENDY WAX

 

Wendy Wax is the author of six novels, including her latest release Magnolia Wednesdays. She has worked in radio and now lives in Atlanta.

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 March 2010

SARAH WEBB

 

Sarah Webb is the author of nine bestselling novels including her latest, The Loving Kind. She also writes the Ask Amy Green series for age 10+ and books for younger children. Find out more on www.sarahwebb.ie.

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 January 2012

NICKY WELLS

 

Nicky Wells is the author of Sophie’s Turn and is working on a sequel. She was born in Germany but now lives in Bristol, England, with her husband and sons.

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 November 2009

KAREN WHEELER

 

Karen Wheeler is a British fashion and beauty journalist. She moved to France and began a blog about her experiences at www.toutsweet.net, written under the pseudonym of Mimi Pompom. Tout Sweet, a memoir, is her first book and is subtitled Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in Rural France.

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 June 2011

BECKY WICKS

 

Becky Wicks is the author of memoir Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries. She studied media production and left England for New York in 2001 at age 21. She returned to London three years later where she worked for a travel and entertainment dot com which led to her stint in Dubai.

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 July 2013

JULIA WILLIAMS

 

Julia Williams worked in publishing before becoming an author. Her books include Strictly Love, The Bridesmaid Pact and her latest release, Midsummer Magic. She lives in Surrey, England.

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 June 2008

POLLY WILLIAMS

 

Polly Williams' latest novel A Good Girl Comes Undone is out now. The author of The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy and A Bad Bride's Tale has two sons and lives in London.

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 November 2009

ALLISON WINN SCOTCH

 

Allison Winn Scotch is the author of The Department of Lost and Found, about a woman dealing with cancer, and Time of My Life, about a woman who finds herself seven years in her past. Her next novel The One That I Want is due out mid-2010. She is also a freelance magazine writer, and lives with her husband and children in New York.

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 July 2010

DANA WOOD

 

Dana Wood has been a magazine journalist for 20 years, including stints at Cookie Magazine and W. She was also Assistant VP of strategic development for the luxury products division of L’Oreal USA. She wrote the blog when she was 43 and pregnant with her first child. The book Momover: The New Mom’s Guide to Getting Back Together evolved from there.

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 October 2010

EVA WOODS

 

Eva Woods is the author of The Ex Factor and The Thirty List. She also writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan. Born in Northern Ireland, she now lives in London.

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 November 2010

NUALA WOULFE

 

Nuala Woulfe, a former journalist, is the author of Chasing Rainbows and Two to Tango, released this month. She lives in Tipperary, Ireland. You can find out more at her website.

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 February 2011

KIM WRIGHT

 

Kim Wright’s debut novel Love in Mid Air was released in 2010 (this month in the UK) and she is currently working on a sequel based around one of the characters. She has been writing about travel, food and wine for more than 25 years and lives in North Carolina. You can find out more at her website loveinmidair.com.

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 March 2010

PIPPA WRIGHT

 

Pippa Wright’s debut novel Lizzy Harrison Loses Control, in which the heroine is thrown into the arms of her PR boss’ top client, notorious comedian Randy Jones, is out this month. She lives in London and works in book publishing.

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 October 2011

GEORGINA YOUNG-ELLIS

 

Georgina Young-Ellis is the author of The Time Baroness and does fortnightly movie reviews for the Chicklit Club.

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 February 2013

LAURA ZIEPE

 

Essex Girls author Laura Ziepe had a small part in the first series of The Only Way is Essex but decided a life in front of the cameras wasn’t for her – that she preferred creating drama on the written page. The sequel Made in Essex is out early 2014.

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