Delilah Marvelle loves to write historical romance with scandalous twists she unearths from history itself. She spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously and playing the pianoforte. She confesses that here ends the extent of her gentle breeding. She was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to her room on many occasions due to these misadventures, she discovered the quill and its amazing power. Soon, to the dismay of her parents, she rather enjoyed being confined to her room. And so, her writing continues. She is a two-time Golden Hearts Finalist, an RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Nominee and a double finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award.
She doesn’t write bodice rippers. She writes trouser rippers.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Delilah join us via Skype to read from her sexy Newsie’s inspired latest release, FOREVER A LADY, at the August 15, 2012 salon.
Tricia Leigh Wood
For as long as I can remember I would go to bed every night and create new characters (I was usually the heroine), new plots and new stories until I fell asleep. Night after night, I would expand on those ‘fantasies’ until the hero and I lived happily ever after.
I was in my mid-thirties when the voices started. They still talk, I still listen and write. My biggest fear is that I won’t have enough time to tell all of their tales. There are just so many…
All my stories are of a historical setting and laced with paranormal and fantasy elements. I live in Colorado with my two children, huskies and kitty cat.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Tricia join us in person to read from STOLEN NIGHTS OF PASSION (m/m erotic short), at the July 10, 2012 salon.
I have been in love with fiction since I discovered Misty of Chincoteague at the age of 9. By the time I was 12, I’d read all of Marguerite Henry’s books, along with the entire Nancy Drew series, the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Ayn Rand. Already at that age, I knew I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up.
Then, when I was 15, something extraordinary happened. I discovered romance novels. The first romance I ever read was The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, followed soon after by Shanna and Rosemary Rogers’ Sweet, Savage Love. I gave up depressing intellectual classics for stories that made my heart beat faster — tales of bravery, passion, and love. I found that I preferred happy endings to sad ones, no matter how artsy or intellectual they were.
I had the good fortune of becoming an exchange student during my senior year of high school and went to Denmark. I lived in 200-year-old thatch-roofed farm house with a host family that became a true family for me. I fell in love with the small Scandinavian country and stayed for almost three years, traveling throughout Europe and learning to speak Danish fluently. My time visiting European castles and cathedrals awakened in me a love of history. Those memories are among my most precious.
When I returned to the United States, I got a degree in Classics — Latin, Greek, ancient history, and archaeology. This background has translated into a love of historical detail, which I hope readers can see in my historicals. For me, there’s nothing better than feeling a time period come alive when I’m writing, as if I were really there in the middle of it.
Although I did work on a master’s degree in archaeology and later art history, I realized that I was using the university to avoid the challenge of building the career I truly wanted — that of a fiction author. I dropped out of graduate school and went to work for a newspaper and held almost every position in the newsroom before becoming the paper’s first woman editor. Over the years, I¹ve won numerous awards for my work as a columnist and investigative journalist, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service, the First Amendment Award and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Though my ultimate goal was always to write fiction, journalism taught me discipline and helped me improve my writing skills. Little did I know that it was also giving me close-up experience with issues that would later find their way into my I-Team series. The I-Team itself is loosely based on what I call my Dream Team — the best bunch of investigative reporters I’ve ever known.
I now write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense, while still holding down the job of editor-in-chief at a weekly paper. I love nothing more than the moment my characters become so real that they start telling me what to do. Though historicals are my favorite romance sub-genre to read, I thoroughly enjoy writing romantic suspense, drawing on my own experiences as a journalist.
I live in Boulder, Colorado, next to the Rocky Mountains. I grew up hiking in the foothills and love it when I have the time to spend an afternoon hiking, watching hawks and eagles fly or enjoying the beautify of wildflowers. There’s nothing quite as majestic or breathtaking as the American West, and I’m very lucky to have spent most of my life here. I have two young adult sons — Alec and Benjamin — as well as a very old pet bunny named Wubbit. Most of my days are spent writing or doing research.
I love to hear from readers. You can reach me by signing my guestbook [HERE], or by writing to me via snail mail at:
PO Box 1582
Longmont , CO 80502
Connect with Pamela:
Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Pamela join us in person to read from her much anticipated conclusion to the MacKinnon’s Rangers trilogy, DEFIANT, at the July 10, 2012 salon.
Lori’s love of reading has transcended to include penning her own tales of romance. She is experimenting with writing in several different genres, including paranormal – a definite favorite. “There is just so much you can do when you step outside the known world,” she explains “and creating a paranormal story allows you to take yourself and your readers anywhere your imagination wants to go!”
Destiny’s Awakening is Lori’s first foray into the “Tales of the Fey” paranormal romance trilogy. Check out her blog weekly for a Manic Monday, Wicked Writer Wednesday, or Favorite Friday entry.
Connect with Lori:
Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Lori join us in person to read from her recent release, DESTINY’S AWAKENING, at the July 10, 2012 salon.
Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with two roommates, two dogs, two cats (one a homicidal maniac and the other clinically depressed). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing erotic women’s fiction under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice. When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. There is little to nothing interesting about her.
If she couldn’t write, she would die.
Connect with Tiffany:
Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Tiffany join us via Skype to read from her super sexy book, The Siren, at the July 10, 2012 salon.