Published Authors

Listed alphabetically by authors’ last name.

Shelley AdinaShelley Adina's Lady of Devices book cover

Shelley Adina is the author of 24 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, and Hachette, and more than a dozen more published by Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes the Magnificent Devices steampunk series; as Charlotte Henry writes the Rogues of St. Just series of classic Regency romance; and as Adina Senft, writes the Whinburg Township Amish series. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and is currently at work on a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University in the UK. She won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award® for Best Inspirational Novel in 2005, and was a finalist in 2006. When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or enjoying the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.

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Reggi AllderReggi Allder's Dangerous Web book cover

Reggi is an author of suspense and contemporary romance novels, including Her Country Heart Christmas Edition, a Sierra Creek Novel and suspense novels Dangerous Web, and Dangerous Money. In both suspense and contemporary novels, her characters control their panic and manage their passion as each fight to discover a hidden strength.
She studied screen writing and creative writing at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a past chapter president of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She is happy to hear from her readers.

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Sharon Ashwood Sharon Ashwood's author photo

USA Today bestselling author Sharon Ashwood is a novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle would never work out, so she writes her adventures instead.

Sharon is a winner of the RITA® Award for Paranormal Romance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is owned by the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness.

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Maggie BolithoMaggie Bolitho author picture

A free range child, Maggie Bolitho grew up on an island in Canada’s Pacific Northwest. She spent her formative years constructing alternative universes, flying under the radar, and wishing for 20/20 vision.  She set out to see the world shortly after her 17th birthday. Eventually she met and fell in love with a wild colonial boy. After five years of futile resistance, she moved to Melbourne, Australia and married him. In 2007, Maggie and her husband made Canada their permanent home. They now live in a leafy suburb on the island where Maggie grew up. Most of the time they are perfectly happy there although sometimes they long for the sunburnt country. While living Down Under, she started writing fiction. Some of her adult short stories appear in different anthologies in the US, Canada, and Australia. She has had poetry published in Quills Canadian Poetry magazine. Her debut novel Lockdown (YA) was published in 2014 by Great Plains Teen Fiction (Winnipeg, Canada). Outback Promise was released by HarperCollins Australia in November 2015.

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Sarah Castille

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sarah Castille has written over 20 books under two pen names. As Sarah Castille, she writes sizzling contemporary romance and romantic suspense. As Sara Desai, she writes fun, sexy, diverse romantic comedy. Sarah’s books have appeared in People, Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Pop Sugar, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Booklist, Hello Giggles, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, Frolic, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Woman’s World and Hello! Canada.

Sarah lives in Victoria, BC with her family and assorted forest creatures who think they are pets. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos. Visit Sarah at or

Jo-Ann Carson Jo-Ann Carson author picture

Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature.

The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken-hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy adventure and romance.

A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media.

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MaryAnn Clarke MaryAnn Clarke's author photo

MaryAnn Clarke set out to write emotionally engaging stories that walk a tight rope between intelligent Women’s Fiction and heart-warming Romance. The Art of Enchantment, first in the Life is a Journey series about young women on journeys abroad who discover themselves and fall in love while getting embroiled in someone else’s problems, is a Chatelaine Grand Prize winner and Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist. Her Having it All series is about professional women struggling to balance the challenge and fulfillment of their careers with their search for identity, love, family and home.

A polymath who studied Fine Arts, Urbanism, Architecture and Gerontology on both coasts of Canada, she turned to her first love, writing stories, when she realized it was more fun than working as an architect or university researcher. When not writing, she meditates, hikes, does yoga and Pilates, reads eclectically, contemplates wormholes, paints abstract expressionism, kills plants and tries not to burn dinner while solving her next plot problem. Clarke lives on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband and cats. Although she knows she lives in Paradise, she still loves traveling the world in search of romance, art, good food and new story ideas.

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Whitley CoxWhitley Cox author photo

Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada and married to her high school sweetheart, with a spirited toddler and a fluffy dog. Whitley spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn’t end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes and it’s not quite wine o’clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes. A lover of all things decadent: wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of every day life into her stories. With mommy wars, body issues, threesomes and role playing, these books have everything we need to satisfy the curious kink in all of us.

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Bonnie Edwards Bonnie Edwards author photo

Multi-published author Bonnie Edwards lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia. Her earthy, irreverent love stories sometimes have a paranormal twist, like curses and ghosts, other times not. But her books always entertain and guarantee a happy ending.

With four ongoing romance series (Tales of Perdition, The Brantons, and The Christmas Collection) and contemporary family novels in her newest series, Return to Welcome, she rarely spends a day without writing. She has written novels, novellas, and short stories for Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) although now she publishes her work herself.

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Rachel Goldsworthy 

An English grad, a biochemistry alum, and a paleontologist walk into a bar… And, no joke, two hours later, they’ve sketched a town and a far-flung family of cousins who inherit the local chocolate shop and its swashbuckling pirate ghost. Then they invited another writer to join the crew and she brought a parrot!

Rachel Goldsworthy is the biochem grad, although her day job is creating applied communications for a research centre at the University of Victoria. She believes in living her values, which means cycling to work and constantly researching new chocolate recipes so her stories are authentic. Also she is vastly entertained by putting words in the mouth of that talking parrot.

With the other Corsettes (see above) she writes fun, feminist fiction set in the delightful community of Corsair’s Cove.

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Ardelle Holden

Ardelle Holden is an award-winning writer and artist. She has written for her hometown paper as a columnist and feature article writer, and her photographs and a drawing have won awards in the last four consecutive years at the Society of the Arts Annual Show in Ajijic, Jalisco.

She has had a wealth of life experiences over a dozen careers to fuel her writing in several genres. She is presently working on a sequel to A Person of Interest, an historical fiction, a series of children’s books under the umbrella of Grandmother’s Charms and a series of short stories about her life in the bush and other wild adventures. These may appear on her blog before compilation.

She and Patrick raised two children working together in aviation, mining exploration, and in the wild rice lakes of northern Manitoba.
Ardelle is pursuing her diverse artistic passions in retirement in Nanaimo, BC and Ajijic, Mexico.

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Judith Hudson Judith Hudson author photo

Friendship, Family and Happily-ever-after pretty well sums up Judith Hudson’s love-over-30, Fortune Bay series. Summer of Fortune, the first full length book in the series, is free everywhere on-line.

Judith grew up in the East but raised her family on Vancouver Island and now considers herself an Island Girl. Her Fortune Bay series of small-town romances is loosely based on Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island where she lived for eight years, but really, who would believe in a town called Honeymoon Bay?!

Judith also writes the Rocky and Bernadette international travel mysteries under the name J.M. Hudson.

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Suzan Lauder Suzan Lauder author photo

A love for Jane Austen’s novels and Regency and Austenesque romance novels inspired Suzan Lauder to write her own variations, which led her to a passion for Regency era history and costuming. She cherishes the many friends she’s made as a result of these interests. Suzan is a member of JASNA, VIRA, RWA (PAN and Beau Monde chapters), and EGBC. She enjoys independent travel, design, Pilates, yoga, cycling, sustainability, upcycling, architecture, beta editing, and blogging. Most of the time, a Vancouver Island penthouse loft condominium with a view of the Salish Sea is home. For a few months each winter, Mr. Suze and their two rescue cats accompany her to their tiny Spanish colonial casita in Centro Historico of a port city in Mexico. All of Lauder’s published fiction is based on Pride and Prejudice and is available from Meryton Press.

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Kathleen LawlessKathleen Lawless author photo

USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Lawless blames a misspent youth watching Rawhide, Maverick and Bonanza for her fascination with cowboys, which doesn’t stop her from creating a wide variety of interests and occupations for her many alpha male heroes.

With nearly 50 published novels to her credit, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of traditional romance into historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction.

She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest and loves to hear from her readers

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Cindy Procter-King Cindy Procter-King's author photo

Cindy Procter-King writes romantic comedy, sassy suspense, and small-town romance set in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest. Cindy’s novels and short fiction are available from eBook retailers all over the world, as well as in trade paperback, library and some foreign editions.

Cindy’s mission in life is to see her surname spelled properly—with an E. So take heed. That’s P-r-o-c-t-E-r hyphen King. Never, under any circumstances should you spell Procter with two Os. It gives Cindy the creeps.

Cindy lives in the Okanagan Valley with her family, a cat obsessed with a Batman water glass, and the Ghost of Allie McBeagle. Cindy also writes erotic romance and romantic erotica as Kate St. James (but don’t tell anyone).

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Valda Stefani Valda Stefani author photo

Valda Stefani writes vivid, visual romantic suspense with lots of action. Her home is on Canada’s wild West Coast. She takes breaks on her bicycle or in the garden, or trail-walking with her little rescue dog Chiquita. She’s witnessed some interesting human behaviour in her various jobs, which included an early stint as a loans officer and secretary for a Victorian cemetery chock-full of stories and historic characters. A researcher and archivist, she’s a lifelong writer and editor. Family, nature and history loom large for Valda and she volunteers at a small archives.

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Sarah Stewart Sarah Stewart's author photo

Sarah Stewart writes in quite a few genres and is enamoured with them all. She has published historical fiction for young adults starring the Vikings; a fantasy novel for children with time and space travel; and a nonfiction oral history of the Mackenzie Valley Dene.

She loves recreating the past or imagining (or perhaps remembering) different worlds to our own!

Sarah possibly had a past life as a gypsy because she always on the move. She’s lived in Canada’s North, (her favourite place), the Prairies, Eastern Canada, Japan and her natal spot England. She’s now back on Vancouver Island where she lived over 30 years ago attending the University of Victoria. Her big event of 2020 was getting married. Well, now or never as they say.

“This precious stone set in a silver sea” (ok I stole that) is not only the Island where I was born but the Island on which I now live that has a beauty that nurses my creativity and gives me everything I need to indulge my passion – writing!

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Odette Stone Odette Stone - book cover

Odette has ranked in the top #50 of all Amazon Authors, with a Top #20 bestseller. This KDP All-star indie author loves to write contemporary, new adult and sports romance books and has six books published. She resides in Vancouver with her soulmate and partner-in-crime, and lives for coffee, walks on the beach (no, really), a good book and TV dramas. She wants a dog more than anything. She has been described as introverted, funny, and an excellent listener.

Odette writes real, honest and intense romance novels. If you like hot, intelligent Alpha males, you’ve come to the right place! Her writing goal is to keep her readers up late at night, because they keep saying, “Just one more chapter, I’m just going to read one more chapter.”

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Laura Tobias Laura Tobias author photo

By the time she hit Grade Four, Laura Tobias knew she wanted to be a writer. So did the teachers. It was the persistent daydreaming and invisible friends that tipped them off. Laura lives on the east coast of Vancouver Island where she writes romance, women’s fiction and the occasional article about food or gardening. If she’s not writing or reading, she’s probably playing in the garden, spying on people at the grocery store or planning her next meal. Her first word was cookie, her second word was book, and her priorities haven’t changed since. Laura is also the award-winning author of 20 books for teens and children writing as Laura Langston.

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Alice Valdal Alice Valdal's Her One True Love

Alice writes under only one name, but she can’t seem to settle on a genre.

She loves her western historical romances, originally published by Kensington Books, but her first book was a contemporary romance, still available at Montlake. 

Her short stories wander all over the place, but she’s very fond of them too.  But whatever time period Alice explores, her stories are rich in language, tug at the heartstrings, and celebrate the power of love.

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Joanna Vander Vlugt

Joanna is an author and illustrator. As a teenager, she drew charcoal portraits and wrote mysteries. Her short mysteries Egyptian Queen and The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing were published in Crime Writers of Canada mystery anthologies. Her essay, No Beatles Reunion was published in the Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle anthology. The Unravelling, her debut novel, featuring the sister duo, Jade and Sage, was a Canadian Book Club Awards finalist as well as its sequel, Dealer’s Child. Spy Girls is being released March 2024.

Joanna is the creator of the quarterly magazine, SAM Magazine, in which she promotes authors and artists, as well as the weekly SAM Magazine podcast that features short stories. The SAM Magazine podcast can be listened to from the SAM website,

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Shereen Vedam Shereen Vedam's author photo

Once upon a time, Shereen read fantasy and romance novels to entertain herself. Now she writes heartwarming tales braided with threads of magic and love, and mystery elements woven in for good measure.

She’s a fan of resourceful women, intriguing men, and happily ever after endings. If her stories whisk you away to a different realm for a few hours, then Shereen will have achieved one of her life goals.

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Nancy Warren Nancy Warren's author photo

Nancy’s a USA today bestselling author of more than 60 novels. Nancy’s originally from Vancouver, Canada but she tends to wander. She currently lives in an 18th century house in Bath, England where she loves to pretend she’s Jane Austen, or at least a character in a Jane Austen novel. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling or sipping wine. She’s appeared on the front page of the New York Times (when her book, Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series), has been a clue in a crossword puzzle (National Post, Canada) and she’s been a finalist for the RITA award three times, honored by Romantic Times Magazine and often shares her love of writing in her popular workshops.

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C.G. Williams

C.G. Williams lives the creative life. Writing has been an expansive journey, helping to understand the world within and without, giving C.G. a place to house ideas, emotions, and ideologies. Worlds of adventure, romance, horror and mystery have been forged by C.G. through countless keystrokes. The writing journey has led C.G. to the most interesting places, experiences, fascinating research, and wonderful friends.


C.G. actively photographs the world around her, exploring nature, textures and light. Finding beauty in some unexpected places and seeking out wonders to photograph. Born and raised in Alaska with its majestic and beautiful vistas has given many opportunities for photographic adventures. Viewing the world from the top is always an interesting angle.

C.G. found it very beneficial to be raised in a large family that valued learning and intellectual pursuits. Influenced by siblings and parents, C.G. cultivated a great love of music, film and literature. Like many writers she creates playlists that act as a soundtrack to the work she is writing. Jazz, pop, world music, and classical are some of music you might find on these playlists. She also finds great inspiration from film, enjoying a variety of genres such as silent, foreign, classic, sci fi and more.

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Brian Wyvill Brian Wyvill's author photo

Brian’s early childhood in London included frequent visits to the well preserved old clipper, the Cutty Sark, which inspired a lifelong interest in sailing ships. As a computer scientist he invented new techniques for 3D modeling and created animated sequences for the movie, Alien, and has published his share of academic papers. He spent 15 years living in Canada’s Rocky Mountains where he climbed, skied, wrote plays, and acted with the Rocky Mountain Shalespeare company. He moved to Victoria on the West Coast in 2006 to take up a Canada Research Chair at the University of Victoria. In the Second Gate he turns from covering the page with mathematical symbols to writing a sea faring adventure set during the Napoleonic wars. Brian is a mountaineer, an author/playwright, a professional actor and a pioneer in computer graphics research. A renaissance man, proficient in the arts, and the sciences, who embraces physical challenge, he has now turned his talents towards creating historical fiction.

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