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Romance

Authors

Nicola Sinclair

September 22, 2016
Nicola Sinclair

The work of author Nicola Sinclair is a showcase for the sweeping grandeur, intrigue and romanticism of Australia, Sinclair’s homeland. Each of the three books in her Peter’s Junction series — Secret, Promise, and Redemption — are not only fascinating portraits of flawed characters who find solace in one another, but also glimpses into day-to-day life in the country that Sinclair loves so dearly.

Sinclair’s most recent novel, Redemption, tells the story of Paul Blakely, a man intent on spending the rest of his life alone and miserable as atonement for his past actions. But when he crosses paths with Stacey, whose goal is to make others happy, Paul finds himself slowly shedding his prickly facade. But in the process, Stacey learns that she has to confront her own insecurities in order for her to find happiness with Paul. READ MORE

Authors

Sheila Hageman

September 21, 2016
Sheila Hageman

In her 2012 memoir Stripping Down, author Sheila Hageman invited readers to join her on a confessional examination of her life choices, emotions and insecurities. With remarkable candor, the former stripper and nude model bared her soul and examined the events and decisions that had helped to shape her into the woman she had become.

A graduate of Hunter College, where she was the valedictorian of her class in 2002 and later received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Hageman has taught Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at the University of Bridgeport, Housatonic Community College, Hunter College, Kaplan University and the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she is a certified and nationally registered yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute of New York City and the Yoga Alliance. READ MORE

Authors

Skylar Nightingale

July 6, 2016
Skylar Nightingale

As an imaginative third grader growing up in upstate New York, Skylar Nightingale penned her first story—a since forgotten tale about a Dr. Seuss character—and won a writing contest at school. From there, her love for the craft only grew, as she spent her days dreaming up new characters and drawing inspiration from songs, news reports, and stories from those around her. Starting out, Nightingale’s writing was an outlet for self-expression, and a means of personal growth. Now, a more mature writer, she uses her stories to entertain and help others by providing readers with a brief escape from their own lives.

A romance author who writes both young and new adult romance, Nightingale applies her vast imagination to developing unique and fully fleshed out characters who introduce readers to new perspectives and experiences. As a romance reader herself, she understands the genre inside and out, and knows how to keep readers on the edge of their seats. READ MORE

Authors, Entrepreneurs, Playwrights

Dee Dee M. Scott

September 15, 2015
Dee Dee M. Scott

Best-selling author, playwright and entrepreneur Dee Dee M. Scott’s motto is “The sky is not the limit; the limit is higher than the sky” and with her extensive resume of creative works, she is certainly doing her part to live up to that motto.

Born and raised in Florence, South Carolina, Scott exploded onto the scene in 2009 with her debut novel, My Husband’s Woman, a tale of love and deception which Scott later adapted into a stage play that toured South Carolina and continues to successfully tour to this day. The play earned Scott The Golden Pen Playwright Award, and the Columbia Theater Review named her Playwright to Watch in 2013.

Scott’s follow-up novel, Sent From Heaven, was released in 2013, and she recently wrote the screenplay and served as an assistant director for Lake House, a psychological thriller that will hit select theaters in 2016. READ MORE

Authors

Dellani Oakes

May 20, 2015
Dellani Oakes

An avid writer from a young age — as well as a former A.P. English teacher and photo journalist — author Dellani Oakes grew up writing songs and poems in elementary school and short stories in high school. In college, where she majored in theatre, she developed an interest in play writing and fell in love with dialogue-heavy, character-driven scripts. These influences are evident in her published works, as she uses verbal exchanges as a tool for revealing both plot and characterization.

When her youngest son started kindergarten in 2002, Oakes was able to write full-time, and her first novel, Indian Summer, was published in 2008 by Second Wind Publishing. A touching story of historical romance, Indian Summer tells the tale of Gabriella Deza, a young woman who unwittingly stumbles into a world of love, betrayal and adventure. READ MORE