Who We Are
Welcome to the Keeper Shelf
Welcome to The Keeper Shelf. We’re a group of authors who strive to write books you’ll want to add to your keeper shelf. We hail from around the globe, from all over of the United States, to Australia and New Zealand. We write across all romance genres and beyond, including Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Suspense, Sci-Fi, Women’s Fiction, and Non-Fiction. We love to read and write romance. Join us to read more about our novels and books, the writer’s life, and the occasional giveaway.
I’m Suzi Love, an Australian author of historical romances set mainly in the late Regency and early Victorian eras, and ranging from sexy to erotic. With a bit of Australia thrown in. I now live in a sunny part of Australia after spending many years in developing countries in the South Pacific. My greatest loves are traveling, anywhere and everywhere, meeting crazy characters, and visiting the Australian outback. I adore history, especially the many-layered society of the late Regency to early Victorian eras. My titled heroes and heroines live a privileged life in and around London, but my stories also dig deeper into the grittier and seamier levels of British life. I love heroes and heroines who challenge traditional manners, morals, and occupations, either through necessity or desire. I hope my romances bring history alive for you and that you have fun alongside my roguish heroes and feisty heroines.
Lisa Weseman writes fiction, TV & film, and essays. Her romantic comedy novel, The Name of the Game, was published in July 2012 by Crimson Romance and debuted at the top of her publisher’s best-seller list that week. SOLO, a short film she wrote and executive produced, is currently in post-production. Born and raised in Florida, Lisa currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director Lex Sadasivan, and their two unbearably adorable Doodles.
Beth Yarnall writes suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious blog post. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person `died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since. Beth lives deep in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.
Tamara Gill is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal. Tamara loves hearing from readers and writers alike. You can contact her through her website, and sign up to follow her blog or newsletter.
HJ Harley grew up in Bricktown New Jersey, less than an hour away from New York City. As a teenager and her early twenties, she loved hanging out in the glamour of NYC and was a true City Brat. It was hard for her to pack her stuff and three cats, and head off for a life changing road trip when she decided to move to California. She traveled around the country until she met her other half in 2005. After serving twelve years in the Air Force, the man of her dreams ended his military career. Since then, they’ve settled down in Leesburg GA, and had their first child. No place has ever come close to replacing the magic of New York City in HJ’s mind. So when she decided to try this romance writing gig out, naturally she set her first book, Finding Jordie there.
Serena Clarke grew up in a family of itchy-footed readers and dreamers—not concentrating, reading the atlas and Narnia books, and planning to escape somewhere magical as soon as she could. When she was 16, she went from New Zealand to live in Sweden for a year. It was the beginning of many travels and adventures—and quite a few disasters! She didn’t know it at the time, but eventually she’d be grateful for all the downs as well as the ups. As writers say in the face of adversity: “I can use that.” She’s now living back in New Zealand, where she writes stories reflecting her determined belief in magic, possibility, second chances and happy endings.
Callie Hutton has been making up stories since elementary school, and writing gave her a way to turn off the voices in her head. After having a number of articles and interviews published in newspapers and magazines, she took on what she’d always dreamed of. Writing that book. She currently has a number of both historical and contemporary romance books published. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and adult children who move in and out with alarming regularity. Add three rescue dogs and the household is complete—and full. She enjoys hearing from her readers, and would love to have you visit her on Facebook.
Tara Mills is a contemporary romance writer, pampered wife, mom of three fantabulous sons, and aging diva. Yep, I think I’ve covered it all. Oh, and I’m altitude challenged. Teeny, tiny, little me. I’m a very quirky girl, an anomaly, but if you care to unravel my contrasts, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the laughs along the way.
Moriah Densley sees nothing odd at all about keeping both a violin case and a range bag stuffed with pistols in the back seat of her car. They hold up the stack of books in the middle, of course. She enjoys writing about Victorians, assassins, and geeks. Her muses are summoned by the smell of chocolate, usually at odd hours of the night. By day her alter ego is your friendly neighborhood music teacher. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and four children. Published in historical and paranormal romance, Moriah has a Master’s degree in music, is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist, 2012 National Reader’s Choice Award “Best First Book” finalist, and 2012 National Reader’s Choice Award finalist in historical romance.
D. K. Burrow is a fan of things that go bump in the night—at least she’s a fan of reading and writing about them. She writes both young adult and new adult romances, frequently with a paranormal twist. Her preschool teachers were a little concerned when she said she wanted to be a witch when she grew up…and her favorite color was black. Her imagination is put to good use now, though, since she’s a fan of writing about secrets people keep. When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters counts as research.
Sylvie Fox writes the kinds of books she loves to read. The quirky characters in her romance novels experience angst, conflict, mostly great sex, and always get their “happily ever after.” In her mainstream fiction, ordinary woman also experience angst, conflict, and occasional great sex, but they get embroiled in struggles against extraordinary odds, and don’t always get a happy ending. She also loves thrillers, but doesn’t write those. Sylvie lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, son, two dogs, and one magical cat. In spite of her decade in Hollywood, she’s never been on television or in a movie, but avoids the paparazzi nonetheless. When she’s not hanging out in Hollywood, she’s eating her way through Budapest.
After lamenting the lack of young adult books to read, Erin Richards wrote her first novel at the age of eighteen hoping to shift the tide. But the only tide she shifted was moving from high school to college. Then everyday life took its toll on her writerly dreams until 2003 when she couldn’t ignore the writing bug any longer. By then, she had immersed herself in reading adult fantasy and romance novels. Writing paranormal & fantasy romance was a no brainer and she went on to publish two adult romance novels. But her muse wanted to give that YA writing gig another chance and Erin finally realized her lifelong dream of publishing a YA novel with the debut of Vigilante Nights in July 2013. Erin lives in Northern California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and re-landscaping her backyard, even though she hates digging. She also confesses to a fascination with American muscle cars.
And in loving memory of our fellow TKS authors who have passed, Kay Rogal and Patti Shenberger.