The Authors

Maeve Buchanan

Maeve Buchanan grew up on the Canadian prairies in a family of avid readers. She spent much of her childhood perusing fictional worlds, and soon began imagining her own fictional stories.

Maeve has a degree in English Literature and Medieval Studies and has been employed at a wide variety of interesting jobs, including graphic arts, building playgrounds in the Arctic, working as an historical interpreter, teaching medieval literature and marketing for a major bookstore chain.

After joining the Romance Writers of America (Calgary chapter), Maeve’s literary talents found a new home in the Romance genre. Maeve’s current work, Trick of the Heart, is an adult contemporary Western romance set during the spectacular Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. She currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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C.G. Furst

Raised in a small town in Saskatchewan, C.G. Furst never imagined she would marry a handsome farmer from Alberta and end up trying to corral escaped pigs in her high heels. Spurred by her love of the written word and the power of imagination she studied journalism in Calgary and became a copywriter for radio. Happily retired from chasing pigs, she now spends her days dreaming up new and impossible ways for the characters in her books to fall in love.

C.G. Furst writes contemporary romance and farms with her husband, two sons and their families near the beautiful Drumheller Badlands. Eden’s Charm is her debut novel.

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Shelley Kassian

Shelley Kassian, a multi-published author, appreciates the corridors of medieval history and in particular the Tudor period. She has visited the United Kingdom, touring many castles in her pursuit of story. When asked, Shelley assists novice writers in building fictional worlds and enjoys crafting her own stories into novel-length fiction. Shelley shares her life with her husband, adores her adult children, and lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Katie O'Connor

Katie O’Connor primarily writes contemporary romance; but she also has a penchant for writing somewhat steamier reads and has just discovered the fine art of writing cozy mysteries. She believes in dragons, fairies, pixies, second chances, happily ever afters, and that love conquers all. She’s living her own happily ever after with her childhood sweetheart. Unable to choose, they split their time between the wilds of central Alberta and their grandbabies in the city of Calgary.

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Alyssa Linn Palmer

Alyssa Linn Palmer writes romantic noir, lesbian romance, and a variety of short stories. Her novel Betting on Love was a finalist for a Rainbow Award in 2015, and in 2016, her novel Midnight at the Orpheus won a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fiction. Find her works at, and all the usual online retailers. Want to chat? She’s on Instagram and Twitter as @alyslinn, and on Facebook as herself.

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Nicole Roy

Nicole Roy is a proud Alberta girl who loves to tell stories. She lives with the absolute love of her life in a small town in southern Alberta, Canada. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she promptly says “who wants to grow up?”

She has trotted the globe, from Kenya to Croatia, Laos to Turkey, and writes everything from historical regency romances to contemporary sci fi. If her travels have taught her anything, it’s that no matter where you are or how you got there (the good, the bad, and the unforgettable), it always comes down to people. Character is the thing, in life and in the story.

Brenda Sinclair

Brenda Sinclair

Brenda Sinclair is the author of over twenty historical western romance and contemporary romance novels. After a career in the accounting field, she traded in numbers for words to become a full-time novelist. She is a contributing member of her local romance association where she supports and mentors other writers, believing in paying it forward by helping others.

Brenda has been married to her husband for over forty-five years. During this time, they have raised two sons and welcomed three wonderful grandchildren.

When Brenda isn’t writing, she’s walking her little dog Kelly, checking out what Jack Abbott is up to on The Young and The Restless, or reading a great book!

Brenda believes life is good, and for days that life isn’t so good, just get over it. There’s always tomorrow.

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