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 and award winning author Genevieve Jack writes wild, 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 at a high school rumored to be haunted. Her perfect day involves the beach, her laptop, and one crazy dog.
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Skye Malone writes action-packed fantasy and paranormal romance. A fan of magical books since childhood, they adore stories that pit ordinary characters against extraordinary odds and reveal the strength within. Abandoned buildings are their passion, along with old castles and deep, dark parts of the forest where anything is possible. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in English literature, Skye lives in the Midwest with a retired racing greyhound and a three-legged mutt.
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Sara Whitney writes sassy contemporary romance that’s always sunny with a chance of sizzle. An RWA© Golden Heart© award finalist, Sara worked as a print journalist and film critic before she earned her Ph.D. and landed in academia. She’s a good pinball player, a great baker, and an expert at shouting her TV opinions to anyone who’ll listen.
Sara lives in Illinois surrounded by books, cats, and half-empty coffee cups, and she loves hearing from readers! Connect with her at sarawhitney.com or on social media: