Wisconsin author Nancy Sweetland loves to write and her wide variety of publications attest to this fact. She has published 7 children's picture books, a chapter book for young readers, short fiction, poetry, feature articles, and the romance novel The Door to Love (2009).
Wisconsin author Helen C. Johannes' debut novel The Prince of Val-Feyridge won the 2011 EPIC Award for Fantasy Romance. A medieval-style quest, The Prince of Val-Feyridge explores themes relevant to today -- prejudice builds walls; working side-by-side tears them down.
Donna Marie Rogers loves romances and stories with happy endings. With fellow author Stacey Joy Netzel, she has created the Welcome to Redemption series, books that are set in small-town Wisconsin. Rogers lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.
Wisconsin native Stacey Joy Netzel combines her love of writing with her love of romances and happy endings to create her stories. Second chances and life in a small town are features of her books in the Welcome to Redemption series. Netzel lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children.
Morganne MacDonald (who writes under the name Leigh Morgan) is known for her romances that feature strong, independent women who are at turning points in their lives. In addition to themes of love and family, the martial arts play an important role in MacDonald's Dojo Chronicles books: Sparring Partners (2010) and Fighting Fate (soon-to-be released).
Andrea Boeshaar is known for her historical and contemporary Christian romance fiction. Threads of Hope (2012), her latest book, follows the story of Kristin Eikaas, a young immigrant woman who comes to Wisconsin in 1848. Her stories with contemporary settings include Love Finds You in Mracle Kentucky (2009) and the collection Heartland Heroes (2010). She also writes inspirational non-fiction.
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