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Biographies for Upcoming Election


Terri Brisbin, an award-winning author and three-time RWA RITA® finalist, has seen her historical and paranormal romances published in more than 20 languages and 25 countries around the world since 1998.

She’s written more than 33 novels, novellas, and short stories for Berkley/Jove, Harlequin and Kensington Books. Now working on more romances for release through 2013, Terri has also been self-publishing her backlist books. When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern New Jersey suburbs, Terri spends her time being a married mom and a dental hygienist to hundreds while plotting and planning future stories.


Sylvie Kurtz is the author of 21 novels. She writes adventures that explore the complexity of the human mind and the thrill of suspense. She likes dark chocolate, soft wool, and sappy movies. Technology confuses her, but she's good at taking notes.

2013 Nominating Committee Candidates (5 to be elected)

Lori Devoti has written for Harlequin, Pocket, and Kensington Books and is embracing the new move to self-publishing with both arms. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin and has a degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising. She spends her days writing, teaching writing, and sharing pictures of cute cats on Facebook.

Greg Herren is the award-winning author of 19 published novels and 50 short stories. He has also edited 12 anthologies, including the award-winning Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections on New Orleans. His young adult novel Sleeping Angel won the Moonbeam Gold Medal for Excellence in Young Adult Mystery/Horror. He works as an editor for Bold Strokes Books and as an HIV counselor/researcher in New Orleans. He lives in the lower Garden District, about three blocks and $3 million from the official Garden District.

Tanya Anne Crosby has written 16 historical romances, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Her first novel was published in 1992 for Avon Books; her fifth historical romance, Once Upon a Kiss, launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line. She’s a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Tanya is also an award-winning journalist. After a 10-year hiatus, she is at work on her first contemporary romantic suspense for Kensington, scheduled for release in February 2013.

Michele Ann Young writes Regency romances under her own name and more recently for Harlequin Historical as Ann Lethbridge. She has 11 published full-length novels under her belt, two novellas and approximately nine short stories in print or digital. Several of her books have been nominated for, and in a couple of cases have won, awards, including a Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in the Historical Category. In her previous life, she was a senior administrator in a Canadian university and loved it, but loves writing more. She has served as the founding chairperson of her university employee group’s association, secretary of the RWA Toronto Romance Writers, and president of RWA’s Beau Monde chapter. She is pleased to have the opportunity to undertake this small service for NINC should she be elected.   

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