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 www.courtneyjhall.com.

C. P. Lesley


C. P. Lesley is the author of The Not Exactly Scarlet Pimpernel and three series: Legends of the Five Directions, Songs of Steppe & Forest, and the Tarkei Chronicles. She hosts New Books in Historical Fiction, a channel in the New Books Network. For more information, see www.cplesley.com.

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.  Find out more about her and her books at www.claudiahlong.com.

Gabrielle Mathieu


Gabrielle Mathieu lives in Switzerland with her husband. She is the author of The Falcon Flies Alone, The Falcon Strikes, and The Falcon Soars. She hosts New Books in Fantasy and Adventure, a channel in the New Books Network. Find out more about her at www.gabriellemathieu.com.

Joan Schweighardt


Joan Schweighardt is the author of five stand-alone novels and the Rivers Trilogy. In addition to her own writing projects, she writes, ghostwrites, and edits for individuals and corporations. Find out more about her at www.joanschweighardt.com.

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.