Crazy Little Spring Called Love: The Authors

CaraMcKinnonHeadShot Cara McKinnon

Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye fantasy romance series. She is addicted to adding magic to other genres and creating fantasy hybrids. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, where she found her writing tribe. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake.

TraciDouglassHeadshot Traci Douglass

Traci is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Her stories feature sizzling heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes and heroines who are smart, tenacious, and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she loves animals, chocolate, coffee, hot British actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.

b-n-white-sheri-head-shot largeSheri Queen

Sheri Queen received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York—an area she loves to depict as a backdrop for her stories—and enjoys traveling to new places where she is constantly discovering inspirations for her writing. She particularly loves visiting old graveyards.

LJ LongoL.J. Longo

L.J. Longo is a queer author, a geek, a feminist, sometime pirate, and is ARe best-selling author of Erotic Romance. An Evernight author, L.J.’s work appears in The Dishonest Lover, Dark Captive: Manlove Edition, and Evasive Love. In May, L.J.’s story “The Scarf” will appear in Owned by the Alpha: Manlove Edition and the first book of L.J.’s first series “Hiring the Tiger: Heart of the Mountain” will be released.

M. T. DeSantis author picM.T. DeSantis

M. T. DeSantis currently resides in a small city on the U.S. eastern seaboard. When not writing, she can be found practicing yoga, attempting to answer trivia questions at restaurants, or plotting her next adventure.

e9X9A1086LiMary Rogers

Mary Rogers is a Brooklyn native, now living in Southern California with her husband, her four kids, and way too many rescue animals. She has an addiction to books, and realized she wanted to write them. Knowing you should write from the heart, she is inspired by her personal romance hero, her children, her spoiled pets, and her friends, for showing her what true love really looks like, and for the wine.

Anthology bio picA.E. Hayes

A.E. Hayes is a professionally trained opera singer and published author. She has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers, and is currently working on her 6th novel, On Common Ground, as well as a collection of supernatural stories titled The Eynes Anthology. She studied English, Music, and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, logging miles by pacing around the living room floor in order to make her Fitbit happy, studying the violin, and plotting ideas for several new projects (which usually happens during her living room pacing time). She can be contacted at, on Twitter as @AE_Hayes, or at

Elsa Cropped Author PhotoElsa Carruthers

Elsa is a speculative fiction writer and poet. She lives in California with her family. In 2011, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing and English from Seton Hill University. Since graduating, Elsa’s work has been published in several anthologies, magazines, and e-zines.

Currently, she is revising her novel, Heathen Row, where you can read more about Nate, Duke, and Rena. In addition to that, she is gearing up for an academic conference in Romania this May, and writing more stories and poetry.

Elsa is an active member of HWA, RWA, SFPA, IAFA, and the Poetry Foundation. She regularly attends writing conventions and loves meeting new people!

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