RRAW AUTHORS YOU'LL MEET

At RRAW, you'll get to meet, chat with and take photos with your favorite romance novel authors. 

List is updating constantly

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BRENDA JACKSON

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 140 books and novellas, and 15 million books in print. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever.

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SHIRLEY HAILSTOCK

The author of thirty novels and novellas, including her electronic editions, Shirley has received numerous awards, including the Waldenbooks Bestselling Romance Award and Romantic Times Magazine’s Career Achievement Award. Shirley’s books have appeared on Blackboard, Essence Magazine and Library Journal Best Seller Lists. She is a past president of Romance Writers of America

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REESE RYAN

Reese Ryan is the author of twenty published works of romantic fiction and counting. Her stories feature a cast of flawed, complex characters. 

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SYNITHIA WILLIAMS

Synithia has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural she would begin penning her own soon after. She  becme a published author in 2010.

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NAIMA SIMONE

Published since 2009, USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone loves writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor, and snark. 

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ELLE WRIGHT

Elle is an award-winning author of edgy contemporary romance loaded with heat, humor, and scandal. Her novels feature strong, intelligent, courageous, beautiful, yet flawed, heroes and heroines of color.  

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SHERYL LISTER

A multi-award winning author and has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

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RONA D. DRINKARD

Rona D. Drinkard is the self-published author of an award-winning novel about three beautiful ladies in search of love, freedom and happiness.  It's a timeless and relatable story that takes you on a journey filled with twists and turns, ups and downs and sprinkles of humor along the way.

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CHERIS HODGES

Bitten by the writing bug at an early age Cheris always knew she wanted to be a writer.  She wrote her first romance novel, Revelations, after having a vivid dream about the characters. She hopped out of bed at 2 A.M. and started writing. 

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CHANDRA BLUMBERG

Chandra Blumberg writes funny, heartwarming love stories about characters that feel real and relatable. When it comes to her writing process, getting to that happily ever after is half the fun.

 

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ANGELA SEALS

Angela Seals is an award-nominee, Chicago native with an awesome imagination for storytelling. Her novels offer real life issues and compelling love affairs.

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L. LOREN

L. Loren is a former call center supervisor currently based in North Carolina with her loving and supportive husband. She now writes sexy interracial love stories featuring strong, but flawed women of color. She created her own brand of Romance that she dubbed LoveRotica – Love stories with an edge of sexy.

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MONI BOYCE

Moni Boyce is a writer, filmmaker, poet and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romances. She spent the last fifteen years working in the film industry and now creates characters of her own and brings them to life on the page. Moni has ghostwritten romance novellas and novels for over a year now and decided to put some of her own creations out in the world.

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BEVERLY JENKINS

The recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. 

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ROCHELLE ALERS

Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today’s most prolific and popular African American authors of romance and women’s fiction. With more than eighty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Ms. Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

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ROBIN COVINGTON

A USAToday and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets, one page at a time.

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JACQUELIN THOMAS

Jacquelin Thomas’ books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category.

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MEL WALKER

Mel Walker has been writing fiction most of his adult life. Specializing in Short Stories and Contemporary fiction and Romance Novels. 

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MAISEY YATES

Maisey Yates is a New York Times bestselling author of over one hundred romance novels. Whether she’s writing strong, hard-working cowboys, dissolute princes, or family stories, she loves getting lost in fictional worlds.

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ANDREW GREY

Andrew Grey is the author of over 100 works of Contemporary Gay Romantic fiction.

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PIPER HUGULEY

Named in 2015 as a top ten historical romance novelist in Publisher's Weekly. She is also a 2013 & 2014 Golden Heart finalist.

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GINA L. MAXWELL

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling and #1 International bestselling author living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. As a lifelong romance novel addict, she began writing as another way of enjoying her love of Happily Ever Afters

 

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SULEIKHA SNYDER

Suleikha Snyder is a best-selling and award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romance, whose works have been showcased in Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Times of India, and NPR.

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TRACEE GARNER

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Writing Coach, and Course-Creator. 

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Writing Coach, and Course-Creator.

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K.D RICHARDS

Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, K.D. Richards writes pulse pounding romantic suspense and thrillers. K.D. was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs just outside of Washington, D.C. A writer since a young age, after college she earned a law degree and worked as an attorney and legal instructor for fifteen years but never stopped writing fiction. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

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CRYSTAL PERKINS

Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she sat down in 2014 and did it. She's now published over 40 books, and has been featured in several anthologies as well.

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IRIS BOLLING

USA Today bestselling author Iris Bolling published her first novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart in 2008. This self-published work was the first installment to the popular Heart Series.

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CELESTE O. NORFLEET

National best-selling author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed multicultural romance and young adult novels. Celeste has won several prestigious awards including RSJ 2011 Best Sequel, 2011 Best Hero and 2011 Best Heroine. She has been nominated numerous times for her romance and young adult novels including the 2010 and 2011 RSJ Author of the Year Award, 2009 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, 2009 Urban-Reviews Best Romance Award and the 2009 YALSA “Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers” Award.

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LAQUETTE

2021 Vivian Award finalist and DEIA activist in the romance industry, LaQuette writes sexy, stylish, and sensational romance. She crafts dramatic, emotionally epic tales that are deeply pigmented by reality's paintbrush.

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VANESSA RILEY

I write Historical Fiction and Historical Romance (Georgian, Regency, & Victorian Eras) featuring hidden histories, dazzling multi-culture communities, and strong sisterhoods.

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SHERELLE GREEN

I love crafting my characters like I take my coffee. Strong, dark, and flavorful. And just like the first sip, it’s all about the very first line of their journey.

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KWANA JACKSON

A USA Today Bestseller Kwana’s self-published novel, BOUNCE won the Golden Leaf for best novel with strong romance elements from the New Jersey chapter of Romance Writers of America.

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SIERA LONDON

I write about Sassy, Sensual heroines and the Alpha Males that love them, flaws and all, and the he author of twenty-two contemporary fiction novels and novellas . I'm is a native Floridian who served 22 years in the United States Navy.

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KELLY FARMER

Author of Queer Contemporary Romance with snarky humor and heart

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KEITH THOMAS WALKER

Keith Thomas Walker, known as the Master of Romantic Suspense and Urban Fiction, is the author of nearly two dozen novels, including Life After, The Realest Ever, the Brick House seriesand the Finley High series. Keith has won or been nominated for numerous awards in the categories of “Best Male Author,” “Best Romance,” "Best Urban Fiction," and “Author of the Year,” from several book clubs and organizations.

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TRACEY LIVESAY

Tracey Livesay’s latest release, American Royalty is a dangerously sexy rom-com that evokes the real life romance between Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, and is one of the most buzzed about books of 2022. She’s the 2021 Emma Award winner for Best Interracial Romance for Like Lovers Do, which was also named one of the 100 Best Fiction Books of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews. 

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TERREECE M. CLARKE

Terreece M. Clarke has written for a variety of websites, magazines, and newspapers including MyBrownBaby.com, Columbus Parent Magazine, and as a YA and children's book reviewer for CommonSenseMedia.org.

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SHIRLEY SIMMONS

Growing up, Shirley’s drive and ambition often resulted in feeling like the girl who never “fit in”. She realized early on that pursuing a future equal to the energy bound up in her bones would require her to leave her hometown of Kissimmee, Florida, leaving it in her past. That energy would bring her to Windermere, Florida, where she learned to embrace life completely.

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LUCY EDEN

Lucy Eden is the nom de plume of a romance-obsessed author who writes the kind of romance she loves to read. She’s a sucker for alphas with a soft gooey center, over the top romantic gestures, strong & smart MCs, humor, love at first sight (or pretty damn close), happily ever afters & of course, dirty & steamy love scenes. 

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