Tracey Cramer-Kelly []

Tracey draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic to write stories about army rangers in addition to stories about female motorcycle riders. Web/blog: 
* Indicates a founding member (2003).  
[] Indicates published.
Jill Dalton

Jill Dalton writes contemporary romance and uses her warped sense of humor to create lighthearted women’s fiction with strong romantic themes. 

Jill Bisker []

Jill enjoys writing paranormal mystery, fantasy, and contemporary fiction. Visit her at and
Carol Maschke []

Carol writes paranormal fiction, paranormal romance, and screenplays and trains Cairn Terriers in her spare time. Visit her at: 

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Edna Curry []

Edna writes contemporary romance, historical, suspense, mystery, inspirational, and paranormal. She has set most of her more than 20 novels in the scenic St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota. 
Her website: 
Susan Johnson []

Susan, an award-winning bestselling author of over 50 novels, writes historical romance, contemporary, and erotica under the pseudonym CC Gibbs. Check her web site:
Donna Lovitz

Donna lives in Lake George, MN. and writes contemporary romance novels. She is also a member of the Great River Authors Group in St. Cloud MN. Visit her at:
Denise Meinstad * []

Denise, a USA Today bestselling author, writes contemporary mainstream, inspirational romance, and sweet romance under the pseudonym of Denise Annette Devine
Her links: or 
Rosemarie Meuwissen []

Rose Marie, a first-generation Norwegian American born and raised in Minnesota incorporates her Norwegian heritage into her children's books and contemporary romances. Web site: 
Lori Ness []

Writes romantic suspense, mystery, and inspirational under the name of Christine Arness. Visit her website at:
LuAnn Nies []

LuAnn writes Country Girl Romances about extraordinary, adventurous and fun loving women. Check out her website at: 
Kathleen Nordstrom []

Kathy writes romantic mysteries of the cozy type with no blood and guts gory murders, or explicit sex, but always has a dead person and an amateur sleuth. Visit her at:   
Diane Pearson []

Diane writes contemporary romantic mysteries with a splash of humor. Visit her website:
Lauri Robinson []

Lauri's chosen genre is western historical, and when asked why, she says, "Because I know I wasn' t the only girl who wanted to grow up and marry Little Joe Cartwright." You can see more at her blog at
Nancy Schumacher []

Nancy writes historical romance, contemporary, and erotica under the pseudonym, Nancy Pirri and Natasha Perry. Nancy opened a digital and print on demand publishing house, Melange Books, LLC.
Our members write short stories, novellas, and novels, in many different genres across a variety of formats not limited to print books, ebooks, and audio books.
Shelley Schmidt 

Shelley writes contemporary romance and also designs book covers. Her website is
Elyse Lawrey

Elyse lives in Duluth, MN and enjoys writing contemporary and romantic suspense/mystery under the name of Maddie LeSage

Angela Speed​

Angie writes contemporary mysteries bouncing with romance and lip-curving adventure. Look for her website soon! 
Stacey Wollschlager​

Stacey writes contemporary romance under the pseudonym Janeen James. Look for her website soon! 
Carol Michtics []

Carol lives on the north shore of Lake Superior, Ontario Canada. She is a police officer that writes suspense romance under the pseudonym Carol Ashe. Visit her webpage

Patricia M Jackson []

Patricia writes romance novels with a mixture of realism and fiction. Sometimes they are comedies or could be classified as suspenseful. Often they’re a mixture of both. Her House of Donato Series features a group of new adults finding love in a turbulent world. She also writes novellas and short stories on occasion. She’s a member of several different writer groups. You can find her living in the Minneapolis area with her husband and geriatric dog, Charlie. Her website:

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Beth Gildersleeve

Beth writes contemporary romances set in the fictional city of Haven, MN, nestled along the banks of the Poplar River and just a short drive from the Twin Cities. The books are more about emotional attraction than physical. “It’s not a how-to manual, for goodness' sakes.”

​Lauren Sorgaard

Lauren writes contemporary romance novels set in small town Minnesota under the name Laura Ashwood. She lives in northern Minnesota with her husband and 2 very spoiled chihuahuas. You can visit her website and blog at