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Our Authors


Ariadne Apostolou


Ariadne Apostolou lives in Pennsylvania and is at work on a new novel. She holds degrees in classical art and archaeology and museum studies. She is the author of the novel Seeking Sophia and four interlocked novellas, published together as West End Quartet

Courtney J. Hall


Courtney J. Hall lives with her husband near Philadelphia. Her first novel is Some Rise by Sin, a historical romance. She is currently working on Silver Bells, a contemporary romance series. Follow her at

C. P. Lesley


C. P. Lesley is the author of two series set in Russia and the neighboring lands during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible and three other novels. She hosts New Books in Historical Fiction, a channel in the New Books Network. For more information, see

Claudia H. Long


Claudia Long, a lawyer, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to The Harlot’s Pen, she has written three novels set in late 17th– and early 18th-century colonial Mexico: Josefina’s Sin, The Duel for Consuelo, and Chains of Silver and two contemporary mysteries.  Find out more about her and her books at

Gabrielle Mathieu


Gabrielle Mathieu lives in Switzerland with her husband. She is the author of the Falcon Trilogy and Girl of Fire.

Joan Schweighardt


Joan Schweighardt is the author of Under the Blue Moon and the Rivers Trilogy, as well as other fiction and nonfiction works. In addition to her own writing projects, she writes, ghostwrites, and edits for individuals and corporations. Find out more about her at

Denise Allan Steele


Denise Steele grew up in Scotland and moved to California as an adult. She blends those experiences with her love of music in her debut novel, Rewind. Follow her on Facebook  and Twitter.

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