With the debut of her 20th novel, IN THE PRINCE’S BED, Sabrina recently premiered a new series, The Royal Brotherhood.Though she was born in New Orleans and lived there for nineteen years, she now lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, where she writes full-time. My fiction writing inspiration started with workshops for writers that were offered through the Women’s Studies program at the University of New Orleans.In addition to her romantic suspense novels, she is also the author of the widely acclaimed Charlotte La Rue mystery series that’s set in the New Orleans Garden District and features a maid who not only cleans Garden District mansions, but solves murders as well.A few of the many awards that Barbara has won as a published writer include: a nomination by Romantic Times Book Club for the 2003 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Maid for Murder, her first Charlotte La Rue mystery, and the 1996 Distinguished Artist Award (for her outstanding contributions to the literary arts in Louisiana ).Before Hurricane Katrina turned New Orleans upside down, I was in a writers’ group that was instrumental in showing me many of the resources for writers, on-line classes, and the Romance Writers of America.
Out of destruction, ideas formed, characters spoke and plots twisted. (Must have been something in the air, because a few authors were born out of Katrina’s wrath.) Dawn Chartier sold her first paranormal romance book, (Not An Angel) to The Wild Rose Press, and her second book, a contemporary erotic romance (Diamonds) to Siren Book Strand.Her article on “Uterine Artery Embolization” won the first place award in the AORN Journal/Johnson and Johnson Writers’ Contest for 2001.Ann married Johnny Cantrell in 2008 and says that after 57 years and two divorces, she finally found her “Prince Charming,” but that is another book—“How Many Frogs Must I Kiss?My first fiction publication is The Red Halter Top, released by Soul Mate Publishing in April, 2013.It’s a steamy novella in contemporary romantic fiction. Works: mystery series Honors/Awards: 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Bio: Pamela Kopfler is a novelist, Southern-fried and sassy.