Welcome to the second annual
Independent Bookstore Romance Day!
Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers—and to strengthen the relationships between the Romance community and their fans.
We will be hosting a group of five amazing romance authors. Come join us and get the inside scoop on what it is like to be a romance author and learn about the personal experiences our guest authors had in the field.
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Lisa A. Olech
Clair Brett lives in NH with her hard working husband. She is an Ex-Dragon keeper and historical romance author of three published novels. Her office staff during the day consists of a menagerie of fur babies. As official empty-nesters the fur babies get a little spoiled. A former middle and high school English teacher, Clair has had a lifetime love affair with reading. Once she read Pride and Prejudice as an extra read in high school, she was hooked. Clair began pursuit of publication when she was a new mother in need of a hobby.
Karen Coulters is a contemporary romance author who debuted her award-winning romance, Hope from Daffodils in 2019.
She grew up in the Midwest with roots in New England. Traveling to the coast of Maine every summer was a highlight of Karen’s younger years; so, it only made sense that she move there after graduating. Married in 1982, they relocated to New Hampshire, became a mother of two, and grand-mother.
Artistic expression has always been in her DNA. She’s performed on stage as a vocalist, actress, and speaker. She’s a writer of scripts that depict real life in order to make someone think and consider change. However, being a novelist has been her lifelong dream. She says, “Timing is everything, and my time came in 2017, when the urge to write became something that I could no longer ignore.”
Currently, the sequel to Hope from Daffodils is in its editing phase, and soon, When Cookies Crumble will be available. You can visit or follow her @ www.KarenCoultersAuthor.com
Peggy Jaeger is the award winning author of the popular Will Cook For Love series which includes Cooking With Kandy, and A Match Made in Heaven Series. Peggy is a contemporary romance writer who writes #RomComs about #strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. As a lifelong diarist, Peggy caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at www.peggyjaeger.com where she's blogging about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!" daily. She's a lifelong and avid #romance reader and writer, is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.
Lisa A. Olech
More than a dozen years ago, I began writing purely by fluke. I'm not one of those writers who wrote my first manuscript in crayon at the age of three. No, I've always been a late bloomer! But bloom I did. And now, I cannot imagine what my life would look like without having found my passion.
I love writing, and creating beautiful, strong, sexy characters, with wonderful adventures. I'm an artist in my heart, and creating my stories is simply my way of painting my world with words. I'm humbled and grateful to all those amazing writers who have paved the way for me, and continue to serve as my inspiration and my support.
Writing (and reading) romance is a beautiful escape for me. In a world of stress and strife, knowing each story I create is wrapped in love and has a happily ever after, eases a bit of life's sting. Sharing that love and passion is why I do what I do. It is my sincerely hope that my readers are able to lose themselves in the pages of my books, maybe fall in love, or remember their own first kiss, and perhaps let the rest of the world go by...if only for a few hours.
Laney Webber loves stories. She has worked as a librarian, a used book store clerk, and an adult ed creative writing teacher. All that makes her sounds very bookish and she is, but she’s also worked in a retail stockroom, a greenhouse, an elementary school cafeteria, and a shoe distribution plant.
She lives in Vermont with her wife and a snarky cat named Rudy Valentino. When Laney isn’t doing something bookish, she likes to camp and explore New England.
Laney is a graduate of the Golden Crown Literary Society Writing Academy. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), The League of Vermont Writers and the Golden Crown Literary Society.
Currently she has two lesbian romance novels, A Real Thing & A Chapter On Love. Her short story Bat-Girl is in a collection called Girls Next Door.