Heart and Scroll is home to a wide assortment of romance authors, whether traditionally published, self-published, or those still at work on their first title. Our titles span contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal, romantic suspense and more. Below you will find some of our fantastic members.
K. C. Bateman
Kate Bateman, writing as K. C. Bateman, is the #1 bestselling author of Regency and Renaissance historical romances, including the Secrets & Spies series: To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart and A Counterfeit Heart. Her books feature feisty, intelligent heroines (badasses in bodices!), wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to strangle and kiss. When not writing, Kate leads a double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK. She currently lives in Illinois with a number-loving husband and three inexhaustible children, and regularly returns to her native England ‘for research.’
Kate loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website: www.kcbateman.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive regular updates on new releases, giveaways and exclusive excerpts.
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T. M. Cromer
T.M. Cromer is an international best-selling author who loves to craft wildly entertaining stories designed to keep you glued to your seat, turning the pages to find out what the heck happens next. She specializes in kickass heroines and the men who adore them. When she isn’t writing, she’s at the beck and call of her fuzzy soulmate, Tinkerbell.
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Janice Croom is the author of the Kadence MacBride mysteries and Holiday with Love Romances. She initially studied fiction techniques to improve her non-fiction writing. Given an assignment to write the first chapter of a novel, Janice read hers aloud. The class applauded and the teacher asked, “What happens next?”
“The assignment was to write the first chapter not what happened next,” Janice said, so she had no idea. By the end of the class, Janice wanted to know what happened next. That quest, to tell her character’s stories, to learn what happens next, drives her as a writer.
When not writing she’s a voracious reader and views writing as reverse reading. Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a story you want to read that hasn’t been written, you must write it.” Janice has written the stories she wanted to read and hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she’s enjoyed writing them.
Stay up-to-date with Janice Croom’s latest news by visiting her website at www.janicecroom.com or via the following:
J. S. Harker
JS Harker loves stories. She was one of those kids who always had a book in her hands and spent many hours adventuring with her siblings. These days she wanders into her imaginary worlds and conjures up tales of magic, passion, and happily-ever-afters. She currently lives in the part of the Midwest that makes Tatooine look interesting by comparison (not that she’s ever obsessively thought about becoming a Jedi or anything).
When not writing or reading, she catches up on far too much television and spends time running around in video games.
You can stay in touch with JS by visiting her site at www.jsharker.com, or at the following:
Kathy Hendrickson has always loved romance, history, and westerns. She grew up watching Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and The Waltons. Kathy’s childhood was spent on a farm in central Illinois, where she learned the value of family, hard work, and developed a “pioneer” spirit. She loves cooking for her friends and family and sharing recipes.
Kathy and her husband have traveled the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City. She has followed the twists of the Platte River throughout the trail states. She has seen Chimney Rock, Independence Rock and Courthouse Rock. Kathy has walked the wagon wheel ruts of Ash Hollow made by previous trains over 150 years ago. She has also visited Forts Laramie, Kearney, and Vancouver.
She has published three short contemporary romances in Woman’s World Magazine, but her first love is historical westerns. Kathy worked in a library which was pure heaven for her, surrounded by all those books. She started one of the first successful romance book discussion groups in a public library. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.
Kathy loves flower gardening, genealogy, reading, and watching westerns or Hallmark movies. Kathy lives with her husband and is the mother of three sons and five beautiful grandchildren.
USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be haunted. Although originally from the Midwest, she now adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.
Stay in touch with Genevieve Jack on her website at www.genevievejack.com. You can also reach her at the following:
Kathy Lyons / Jade Lee
Kathy Lyons is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few. There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism—Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, andFresh Fiction’s Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over 50 romance novels, and she’s just getting started. Check out her latest news at www.KathyLyons.com.
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Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn’t actually exist.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, she dreams of traveling the world — though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is closed. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.
Stay in touch with Skye Malone on her site at www.skyemalone.com or via the following:
USA Today Bestselling Author, storyteller and cheeky wench, Suzan Tisdale lives in the Midwest with her verra handsome carpenter husband. All but one of her children have left the nest. Her pets consist of dust bunnies and a dozen poodle-sized, backyard-dwelling groundhogs – all of which run as free and unrestrained as the voices in her head. And she doesn’t own a single pair of yoga pants, much to the shock and horror of her fellow authors. She prefers to write in her pajamas.
Suzan writes Scottish historical romance/fiction, with honorable and perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, feisty heroines. And bad guys she kills off in delightfully wicked ways.
She published her first novel, Laiden’s Daughter, in December, 2011, as a gift for her mother. That one book started a journey which led to fifteen published titles. To date, she has sold more than 350,000 copies of her books around the world. They have been translated into four foreign languages (Italian, French, German, and Spanish.)
Stay in touch with Suzan via her website at www.suzantisdale.com, or via the following:
Sara Whitney worked as a newspaper reporter and film critic before earning her Ph.D. and landing in academia. When she’s not teaching courses on communication theory and diverse media representations, she writes contemporary romance novels packed with breezy charm, crackling dialogue, and want-to-root-for-them characters. You can find Sara on her website, or on Twitter chatting about books, pop culture, and cats.