Ally Blake / Rebecca Winters / Melissa McClone

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Ally Blake

 

Australian author Ally Blake has recently celebrated her tenth year in publishing. In that time she has travelled the world with her ever-patient husband researching fabulously noveliscious locations, had three bright bumptious kids, happily represented the romance genre on The Project and A Current Affair and in New Idea as well as numerous other publications, penned a romantic adventure Facebook page - 50 Days with Rose - and eaten more M&Ms than should be medically possible.

 

Rebecca Winters

 

Rebecca Winters, an American writer and mother of four, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. When she was 17, she went to boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak French and met girls from all over the world. Upon returning to the U.S., Rebecca developed her love of languages when she earned her B.A. in secondary education, history, French, and Spanish from the University of Utah and did postgraduate work in Arabic. Because of her studies overseas, Rebecca decided to become a teacher and studied French and history at her alma mater in Utah. For the past 15 years, she's taught junior-high and high-school French and history, and says she got into serious writing almost by accident.

 

Melissa McClone

 

Melissa has always been a fan of fairy tales and "happily-ever-afters," but she'd never read a category romance until her senior year of high school, when an English teacher had the class study genre fiction. Needless to say, she owes Mrs. Penny Cooper a debt of gratitude. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Melissa worked analyzing jet engine performance, and her love of romance novels grew. One day, she decided to write a romance of her own. Easier said than done, Melissa quickly learned, but she didn't give up.