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is the willingness of everyone to share and help others no matter the sub-genre or whether the member is published or unpublished.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 writesrwapro 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 a multi 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 for her local RWA chapter.
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.
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.
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.
  • Ann Alexander
  • Mechele Armstrong
  • Ginny Baird
  • Lucy Balch
  • Mary Burton
  • Diana Cosby
  • Janie Crouch
  • Donna Dalton
  • Alexa Day
  • Ann DeFee
  • Lori Dillon
  • Lisa Dyson
  • Carolyn Eberhart
  • Avery Flynn
  • Darlene Gardner
  • Diane Gaston
  • Tina Glasneck
  • Denise Golinowski
  • Solara Gordon
  • Elaine Grant
  • Nicole Green
  • Carolyn Greene
  • Grace Greene
  • Holly Jacobs
  • Allyson Johns
  • Judith Kohnen
  • Cathy Maxwell
  • Marliss Melton
  • Kathleen Mix
  • Mary Moore
  • Caryn Moya-Block
  • Terri Osburn
  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
  • Sandy Raven
  • Shirley Rogers
  • Mary Montague Sikes
  • Karen Rose Smith
  • Leah St. James
  • Laurin Wittig

*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.