Thursday Meet-and-Greet

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Maureen O. Betita

Maureen is a writer living on the central coast of California, specifically the wondrous Monterey Bay. Her specialty is romantic adventure stories featuring thoughtful heroines, offbeat heroes and settings that range from the Caribbean Sea to alien worlds. At the core to every story she writes are 2nd chances. In April of 2007, she nearly died. Her heart stopped and only the quick action of her husband saw her wake in a hospital bed days later, alive and completely bewildered as to what had happened. The doctors called it sudden cardiac death. Maureen now has an implanted defibrillator in case it occurs again. She was fortunate to survive and knows it. In being given a 2nd chance with her life, she dedicated herself to fulfilling the dream of being a published writer. One goal down, more to come!

Amanda McIntyre

Amanda McIntyre’s storytelling is a natural offshoot of her artistic creativity. A visual writer, living in the rich tapestry of the American heartland, her passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant (okay, some call it a wicked obsession) for placing ordinary people in extraordinary situations to see how they overcome the obstacles to their HEA. A bestselling author, her work is published internationally in Print, eBook, and Audio. She writes steamy contemporary and sizzling historical romance and truly believes, no matter what, love will always find a way.

Zoe Blake

USA Today Best Selling Author in Dark Romance. We are all attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive. I write those erotic fantasies.

Denise Devine

Denise Devine is a USA TODAY bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance who has had a passion for books since the second grade when she discovered Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at age thirteen and has been writing ever since. If you’d like to know more about her, you can visit her website at

E.E. Burke

E.E. Burke is a bestselling author of emotionally powerful historical and contemporary romances that combine her unique blend of wit and warmth. Her books have been nominated for numerous national and regional awards, including Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice and Kindle Best Book. She was also a finalist in the RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® contest. Over the years, she’s been a disc jockey, a journalist and an advertising executive, before finally getting around to living the dream–writing stories readers can get lost in.

Nancy Schumacher

Nancy Schumacher is the owner-publisher of Melange Books, LLC, writing under the pseudonyms, Nancy Pirri and Natasha Perry. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is also one of the founders of the RWA chapter, Northern Lights Writers (NLW), and is a member of Midwest Fiction Writers and Romancing the Lakes chapters in Minnesota.

Paty Jager

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 32+ novels, novellas, and anthologies of murder mystery, western romance, and action adventure. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. This is what Mysteries Etc says about her Shandra Higheagle mystery series: “Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.”

Cynthia Woolf

Cynthia Woolf is the award winning and bestselling author of thirty-one historical western romance books with more on the way. Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Writing as CA Woolf she has six scifi, space opera romance titles. She calls them westerns in space.

Lea Winkelman

Lea is a busy mom of 2 boys. She lives in the sometimes cold sometimes warm Midwest. Lea started writing as a teenager, but …then stopped for a long time. She just recently started back up again as a way to express her thoughts and feelings. As Lea began to share very slowly some of her work, she received more and more positive feedback. Lea is very excited for the opportunity to now share her work with all of you.

Johnny Augustine

The author lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and family.  He’s had some wild times on this journey called life, from hunting rattlesnakes and fishing with dynamite to having more than one brush with death and laughing about it afterward—and now writing books that once you start to read, you won’t want to stop, stirring emotions along the way.


Event Schedule:

June 7, 2018 – Thursday evening – Meet-and-Greet

  • Where: Deadwood Mountain Grand – Bill’s Backstage Bar and Deck in the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Cash bar with Nibbles and chance to Pick-up Neck Wallets, Event Tickets, Schedules, etc.
  • Agenda:
    • 6:30 – 7 PM, Authors Only
    • 7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the party

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