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Four Romance Writers contacted me recently for head shots.  The ladies are friends so they booked their session as a group. I decided Union 206 would be the perfect location to shoot four individual head shots back to back. With a plethora of lights, props and backdrops in a large studio, I easily created four different set-ups for personalize ‘looks.’ With the help of Lauren Montgomery, the session went well and everyone had a blast! Jessie Campbell was our make-up artist and as you can see she did a phenomenal job enhancing everyone’s look. And special thanks to Undeniable Boutique for providing the stunning clothing and jewelry for Denny’s session.




Make-Up: Jessie Campbell

Clothing/Jewelry:  Undeniable Boutique.

Denny Bryce writes romantic suspense (contemporary and paranormal), and commercial historical fiction. She is winner of the 2014 Golden Heart® in Romantic Suspense for Chasing Damn.

In 2015, Denny won the WRWDC Marlene Award for Historical Romance for Wild Women and the Blues, a story set in 1925 Chicago. This book is also a finalist in the 2015 NJRW “Put Your Heart in the Book” Contest. She was also  a double finalist in the Daphne Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense also for The Vampire Lust Club (Paranormal) and Madison’s Choice (contemporary). Denny is also a regular contributor to HEA USA Today, writing a monthly column on fan fiction recommendations.

“In 2016, I will also add some special features on fandom and television (book boyfriends merge with TV boyfriends:) – stay tuned!”




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Leslye Penelope believes love is magic and likes her romance with a healthy dose of imagination. She’s been writing since she could hold a pen and is the author of new adult, fantasy and paranormal romance with multicultural characters.

After living on both coasts, she settled in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents: an eighty-pound lap dog and an aspiring feral cat. Sign up for new release information and monthly giveaways on her website: http://www.lpenelope.com.




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Laurel Wanrow – Before kids, Laurel Wanrow studied and worked as a naturalist—someone who leads wildflower and other nature walks. After twenty years of teaching natural history, she embarked on a stretch of homeschooling and discovered writing was a splendid creative outlet while waiting for extra-curricular activities to end. Homeschooling wrapped up, but writing hasn’t. She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and has published two novels in a serialized steampunk fantasy romance set in Victorian England. The Unraveling, Volume One of The Luminated Threads will conclude in a third volume—The Binding—to be published the spring of 2016.

When not sharing her love of the land and fantasy worlds, Laurel tinkers with steampunk costuming, camps, hunts fossils and argues with her husband and two new adult kids over whose turn it is to clean so they fit into suburban life in Virginia. Find her at laurelwanrow.com, or on her nature blog, thesquirrelnutwork.wordpress.com.




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Lori Ann Bailey has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes that ran around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. She lives in Northern Virginia with her real life hero, four kids that keep her on her toes, two dogs determined to destroy her house and two cats secretly plotting the demise of those dogs.