Virna DePaul was an English Lit major who practiced law as a criminal prosecutor for over ten years. She began writing in September of 2006 and by January had a top-notch agent and editorial interest from a New York publishing house. Despite that grand beginning, it took her a little over three years to make her first sale. When she did, she sold the first two books in a paranormal series to Berkley Publishing (Penguin Group). The first book in the Para-Ops series, Chosen By Blood, launched in May 2011. Subsequently, she has written romantic suspense for Harlequin’s HRS category line, as well as its HQN line (the “Shades” trilogy).
Most recently, Virna sold a three-book paranormal romantic suspense series to Random House (watch out for the Belladonna series coming out in early 2014) and is a bestselling indie author in a variety of genres. She sold the Hungarian rights to her contemporary romance, Bedding The Wrong Brother, and her previously self-published “Red Hot Cops” erotic romance novellas have been reissued by Loveswept.
Virna has presented craft workshops for Romance Writers of America, in person and online. Her writing “cheat sheets” are currently published quarterly in the Romance Writers Report. Finally, she is a contributor to the HEA romance blog at USA Today.
VIRNA’S CHEAT SHEETS:
Virna provides writing cheat sheets to writers on a variety of topics. To access these cheat sheets and to receive notices about new ones, join Virna’s mailing list at www.virnadepaul.com.
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.
Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.