11. Tracie Peterson
Romance Writers of America has honored Tracie Peterson with The RWA Centennial Award for authoring more than 100 romance novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Her latest historical romance is Secrets of My Heart (Bethany House), the first book in the Willamette Brides series.

12. Dee Henderson
Dee Henderson is the author of numerous novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley and Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Her latest publication is “Betrayed,” a novella in the 3-in-1 collection The Cost of Betrayal: Three Romantic Suspense Novellas (Bethany House), which also includes contributions from Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason.

13. Karen Kingsbury
With more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels have been developed or are under development for film and television. Her latest novel is Two Weeks (Howard Books), the latest in her popular Baxter Family series.

14. Dani Pettrey
Dani Pettrey combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s]” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today). Her latest romantic suspense title is The Killing Tide (Bethany House), the first in her Coastal Guardians series.

15. Colleen Coble
With nearly two million books in print, USA Today-bestselling author Colleen Coble writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Her novels have won or been finalists in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. Her latest romantic suspense book is One Little Lie (Thomas Nelson), the first in her Pelican Harbor series.

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About The Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Lacy Williams is devoted to bringing her readers heartwarming love stories about cowboys and the women that tame them. She is the author of over forty books, including the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Snowbound in Sawyer Creek series. Her books have been nominated for the RT Book Reviews' Seal of Excellence as well as finaled in RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards. She has been a puppy parent almost her whole life and often writes with one of her dogs snuggled in her lap. She is a mom of four and spends her non-writing time buried under piles of laundry and dishes.