Our Authors

Want to know who we are? Here’s a current membership list*. We are proud to be a group of like-minded, fun, fabulous, about to be published and published authors, writers, and creators. What makes this chapter so special is the willingness of everyone to share and help others no matter the sub-genre or whether the member is published or unpublished. It’s all about the fun of writing.
rwapro designates RWA PRO member.

rwapan designates RWA PAN member.


Our Members
Katie BaldwinKatie Baldwin writes creepy tales filled with love, whimsy and a whole lot of humor. When she’s not trying to figure out how to scare herself and everyone else with her spooky concoctions, she is playing with her min-pin/chihuahua mix, Marley.  She has a love/hate relationship with Nutella, is a total freak for the Green Bay Packers, and spends way too much time shopping on Amazon.
Mary BehreMary Behre rwapan is an award-winning author. She pens novels laced with humor, suspense, and a psychic love-connection. Publishers Weekly praised her for “her considerable talent for character development,” and RT Book Reviews called her characters, “vibrant and well-crafted.” When not writing, she’s usually volunteering.
KT CadyKT Cadyrwapro writes romantic suspense, futuristic romance, and a multitude of other subgenres, falling in love with her heroes and their stories each time. Published in non-fiction, she prefers the creativity and imagination of the fiction over RL any day. Her lifelong dream is to pilot the Millennium Falcon.

 Grace M. DeLeesie began writing as a teenager


 and published her first book in 2013 at the age of 20.
Since then she has published 6 novels and 1 anthology. Grace lives in Eastern Virginia where she works with special needs children as well as in outdoor hospitality.

Marie Cole writes new adult, contemporary, and
rwapanhistorical romance that ranges from spicy to super sweet. Marie lives just outside of Richmond, Virginia and when she’s not writing she’s working on making her house beautiful, spending time with her two wonderful girls or walking the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
Donna DaltonDonna Daltonrwapan is a multi-published author of historical romances set in Victorian America. She lives in Virginia where there is an abundance of history to draw from, including museums, battlefields and cemeteries. Her favorite books include characters overcoming life’s challenges, the importance of family, and the power of love to help us succeed. She works hard to include those elements in her own works, and hopes her readers will continue to come back for more.
Alleyne DickensAlleyne Dickensrwapro believes she was destined to be a writer from the moment her parents named her. Her historically based romance and fantasy novels have earned her many contest awards, including three Fool For Love wins!
Tracey LivesayTracey Livesay rwapanis the bestselling author of sexy and emotional contemporary interracial romances. A former criminal defense attorney, Tracey finds crafting believable happily ever afters slightly more challenging than protecting our constitutional rights, but she’s never regretted following her heart instead of her law degree. She writes stories in which strong, successful heroines find love with powerful, passionate heroes.
Margaret LockeMargaret Locke rwapanwrites romance, because love matters. An author of magical, whimsical romantic comedy, time-travel, and Regency novels, she lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with her fantastic husband, two fab kids, and two fat cats. You can usually find her in front of some sort of screen (electronic or window); she’s come to terms with the fact that she’s not an outdoors person.
Caryn McGill writes paranormal and contemporary romance, rwapanand erotic thrillers under the name Kendra Greenwood. She currently has two published works. Caryn grew up on the beaches of Long Island’s bucolic east end, but recently relocated to Virginia. When she’s not writing you can find her in the kitchen whipping up something scrumptious or in the studio fusing glass into decorative dishes.
Sapphire PhelanSapphire Phelanrwapro has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance along with three erotic horror stories. She is a Prism 2010 Awards winner and a Epic Awards 2010 finalist, both for an erotic urban fantasy. She also writes as Pamela K. Kinney, where her fiction tends to go to the darkside and also nonfiction ghost books. As Pamela, she writes Young Adult paranormal with a bit of romance.
Jessica RuddickJessica Ruddick rwapanwrites young adult, new adult, and contemporary romance. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book or her hands on a keyboard, she can be found wrangling her two rambunctious sons, taming two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs, and battling the herd of dust bunnies that has taken up residence in her home. She is a 2014 Golden Heart finalist in the YA category.
Stephanie St. ClairStephanie St. Clairrwapro writes “Love Stories: Ocean Wide & Small Town Deep”. She’s a consistent finalist and has won writing contests. Lately, she’s been writing more urban fantasy in contrast to her small town contemporaries.
  • Meg Adams
  • Kathy Altman
  • Adriana Anders
  • Mechele Armstrong
  • Jennifer Barlament
  • Ruth A. Barrett
  • Alida Berman
  • Joanna Bourne
  • Jacqueline Bragaw
  • Kay D. Brooks
  • Linda Budzinski
  • Callie Burdette
  • SH Burgess
  • Jan Burland
  • Laura Carroll Butler
  • Courtney Carlylse
  • Mary Ann Clark
  • Kate Clayborn
  • Kathleen Connor
  • Tammera Cooper
  • Mary Burton
  • Diana Cosby
  • Robin Covington
  • Abigail Dane
  • Alexa J. Day
  • Cynthia De Riemer
  • Lori Dillon
  • Lisa Dyson
  • Michelle Edwards
  • Chan Cox Elder
  • Rose Fairbanks
  • Avery Flynn
  • Darlene Gardner
  • Diane Gaston
  • Nicole Green
  • Carolyn Greene
  • Grace Greene
  • Elizabeth Anne Moss Grover
  • Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins
  • Dee Hobbs
  • Elizabeth Chevalier Hull
  • Dawn Ireland
  • Holly Jacobs
  • Allyson Johns
  • Jewel Jones
  • Mary Ann Jordan
  • Jessican Anne Kelley
  • Judith Kohen
  • Tamra Lassiter
  • Michelle Leonard
  • Sue London
  • J.L. Lora
  • Cathy Maxwell
  • Angele McQuade
  • Claudia McCray
  • Victoria Mencino
  • Kathleen Mix
  • Mary Moore
  • Diana Neal
  • Amy Ozeki
  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
  • Bonnie Jo Pierson
  • Lynn Raven
  • Sandy Raven
  • Juno Rushdan
  • Gwen Sadler
  • Alexis Scott
  • Natale Stenzel
  • Donna Szczyrba
  • Cate Tayler
  • Jennifer Wagner
  • Paul W. White
  • Kit Wilkinson

*If you are a current member and not on this list or you are on the list and would like to update your information, please email the VRW VP of Programs with the subject line “VRW Member information for website.” Please include whether you have won the Fool for Love, Holt Medallion, RITA, or other awards (please note we cannot add them all due to space, so please pick your top three). If you would like your picture beside your name, please email for appropriate file size and file type before sending. Also, be aware that RWA does not allow promotion of individual books on the public side of the website for a chapter.