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Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. Bared to You was voted Best Erotic Romance of 2012 in the Australian Romance Readers Awards.
Born in Los Angeles, Sylvia grew up in Orange County (the OC), and later lived in Monterey and Oceanside. Sylvia now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, but occasionally enjoys her pied-à-terre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York. She considers the two vibrant, energetic, and never-dark cities perfect for a writer whose working hours are as unpredictable as her characters.
Multi-award winning author Helene Young lives aboard a catamaran moored near the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. She shares her sailing adventures with her husband and their dog, Zeus. Her work as a senior captain with a major regional airline takes her all over Australia and she draws inspiration for her stories from the communities she visits.
In 2011 and 2012 Helene won the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year Award and her third novel, Burning Lies, was shortlisted for the award in 2013. She was voted most popular romantic suspense author by the Romance Readers of Australia in 2010 and 2011, and shortlisted for the same award in 2012. Burning Lies was also shortlisted for the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Mystery/Suspense in America.
Helene is the custodian of several thousand bees and, in what spare time she has left, loves to read and travel. Visit her website or via Facebook.
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The 2017 Australian Romance Readers Convention
Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow. She's been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.
Victoria's first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she's published over twenty books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre. Whether she's working or relaxing, you can find Victoria on Twitter being inappropriate twenty-four hours a day.
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce 'normal' stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the 'Otherworld' urban fantasy series, 'Darkest Powers' and 'Darkness Rising' teen paranormal trilogies as well as the 'Cainsville' modern gothic series and 'Blackwell Pages' middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy (co-written as KL Armstrong with MA Marr). She lives in south-western Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.