Yellow Rose RWA

 Amie Stuart

Growing up, Amie Stuart wanted to be a lawyer and a psychologist. Obviously, she’s seen the error of her ways, though she’s never settled down in any profession until she took up writing two years ago. She considers all those other jobs research for the writing gig.

She’s the last of a dying breed, a native Texan, and still makes her home there, where cowboys and music (her other two loves) abound. Visit her website to learn more about Amie.


Ashley Kath-Bilsky

The world of make-believe has enchanted Ashley since childhood. Whether that magical place was found within the pages of a book or the flickering images on a movie screen, she wanted to be a part of it. Perhaps that’s why she thought becoming an actress to be her destiny. But while a scholarship student at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles, she was given an opportunity to write. The result – a play entitled “The Treehouse Still Stands” – was later performed at the prestigious Actors Studio-West. From that point on, nothing compared to the process of creating a story and characters that would touch people’s hearts. “Although I loved acting,” Ashley said, “as a writer, I experienced more creative freedom. Basically, there is no limit to the imagination and that’s pretty hard to resist.”

Today, as a multi-award winning novelist, Ashley writes Historical Romance. Whether set in Regency England, the Highlands of Scotland, or nineteenth century Texas, her books offer unforgettable characters, compelling, suspenseful plots, and a beautiful love story. The Sense of r debut novel (and winner of the 2005 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellent in Mystery & Suspense – Unpublished Division) will be released in Spring 2007 by Highland Press. You can visit her website at www.ashleykathbilsky.com.



Brenda Chitwood

As one of the hundreds of avid readers who decided they could write a better book, Brenda found out the hard way, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. With the support of the wonderful published and yet to be published “Rosebuds” she has been working on a science fiction manuscript with the plan of entering a few contests, polishing and tweaking, then being discovered. Dreams do happen.

She and her Miniature Schnauzer, Sam live near Ft. Worth. When not involved as the Yellow Rose Contest Coordinator for Print, she loves to travel and plotting murder and mayhem with her fellow writers.

Brenda Novak

bio to come

Caroline Clemmons

Caroline Clemmons loves writing romances and mysteries about contemporary and historical Texas. In addition to being mom to two daughters, Caroline’s work experience includes newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, and bookkeeper. Caroline and her aerospace engineer husband are living happily ever after on a small acreage in Parker County, Texas with their two attack cats, Delilah and Sebastian. When she’s not writing, she’s with family, reading, doing family research, traveling, or browsing in antiques malls and estate sales. She loves to hear from readers at caroline@carolineclemmons.com. Readers will find excerpts of her books, a contest, writing tips, and recipes at www.carolineclemmons.com. Her blog is at http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com.

Denise Belinda McDonald

Denise Belinda McDonald started her writing career at the tender age of eight. Her stories have changed over the years, but not her love for telling tales. An overactive imagination and a propensity to embellish have kept her books rich with lovable characters and interesting twists. She belongs to several writers groups, a few of which she has served on the boards.

Denise lives in Fort Worth with her husband, four young boys, and two dogs where she juggles her time between writing, carpool, Cub Scouts, sports galore, and a multitude of crafts.

If you would like to learn more about Denise, please visit her web site: www.denisebelindamcdonald.com or you can e-mail her at denise@denisebelindamcdonald.com.

Geri Foster


Jeanmarie Hamilton

Through my writing I’ve attended workshops and conventions and met writers who have totally inspired and energized me. I finaled in the American Title II Contest with my western historical romance, Seduction. Recently I finaled in the Haunted Hearts Contest with my paranormal contemporary romance, Moonlight Guard.

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, the Yellow Rose Romance Writers, Hearts Through History online chapter of RWA, From the Heart Romance Writers, and Future Fantasy and Paranormal. Another group I enjoy, the Wild Writers, is made up of friends who formed a book in a week group a while back and continue to offer support when needed and cheer each other’s successes. Please visit me at www.JeanmarieHamilton.com and http://www.Titlewave.blogspot.com where I blog with American Title II finalists.


 Juliet Burns

Having had the good luck to be born in Texas, Juliet Burns can’t imagine living anywhere else. She’s lucky to share her life with a supportive husband, three rambunctious children, and a sweet Golden Retriever. She likes to think her emotional nature — sometimes referred to as moodiness by those closest to her — has found the perfect outlet in writing passionate stories late at night (Except now I write full time during the day because my youngest just started Kindergarten! I’m brain dead late at night.)after the house gets quiet. She’s inspired by The Three C’s: Country music, Cowboys, and Chocolate. Juliet loves reading romance novels and believes they have the power to change lives with their eternal message of love and hope. Her first sale, HIGH-STAKES PASSION, was released in March 2005. She’d love to hear from readers. You can contact her by visiting her website www.julietburns.com.

Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson’s love of romance novels began with Rebecca. Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart soon followed, and she never looked back. Her career as an international flight attendant gave her inspiration for exotic locales and dashing heroes, yet the call to write remained unanswered. After many years of procrastination, she penned the first few words of A Note of Promise which was named a 1999 Golden Heart Finalist by Romance Writers of America.

A member of RWA since 1998, Mary is proud to be a member of several online chapters, including the Golden Network. In 2001, she co-founded the Yellow Rose RWA to bring a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to romance authors in the North Texas area. Now a long distance member, Mary resides in the Cincinnati area with her real-life hero and two extremely spoiled dogs.

Michelle Miles

Michelle Miles writes in several genres but finds she enjoys creating other worlds best of all. She doesn’t let working full time slow her down and has numerous projects underway. Talk Dirty To Me is the first in the Coffee House Chronicles, a contemporary sensual trilogy, and is available now from Samhain Publishing. The second installment, Nice Girls Do, has just been accepted. The third and final book, Take Me I’m Yours, is underway. Michelle’s time travel adventure, A Bend In Time, is now available from Samhain. The second installment, A Break In Time, will be available in Spring 2007.

She is a PRO member of the RWA, as well as newsletter editor and treasurer of Yellow Rose Romance Writers. Visit her website at http://www.michellemiles.net for more information about her and to find out about future releases.

Sandy Crowley

Sandy Crowley loves mountains, large animals, and challenges. When a career opportunity transferred her husband back to the Rocky Mountains, she happily followed. She now rides the wilderness areas, watches deer and elk graze through her yard, and writes romantic suspense. A PRO since 2003, she will soon finish her fourth manuscript. It is the second of four linked books that incorporate her passion for driving race cars.

Sandy Jones

Sandy’s love for reading started with the complete collection of Nancy Drew books she received on her seventh birthday. After reading each one, she started on The Hardy Boys and Trixie Belden series and by the time she was nine, she had completed her own manuscript of a young girl and boy on a search for a stolen book in the desert. Complete with trap doors to secret places and talking camels, it was her first attempt at a genre today called ‘paranormal’. Of course, it was only ninety pages long and contained no romance, but it whetted her appetite for writing.

After raising a family and a career in nursing, Sandy started writing seriously for publication just a few years ago. Believing the world a magical place, she writes contemporary romance that includes myths, legends, and guardians of secret treasures.

She and her husband and two of her four sons reside in Texas with a very fat dachshund, Misty. You can contact her at sandy@sandyljones.com or visit her website at http://www.sandyljones.com.

Sandy Swanberg

Sandy holds two jobs, Senior Analyst for a major airline and pre-published author. Sandy says playing with imaginary friends is something she never out grew so instead of checking herself in to the funny farm (because her insurance doesn’t cover it) she might as well write about them. Sandy writes contemporary, futuristic and paranormal romance and loves reading, traveling and the company of good friends.

Sharon Rowe

Born in Houston, Texas, Sharon Rowe moved to Dallas when she was four and early on fell in love with the pleasures of reading. Gone With The Wind and the novels of Kathleen Woodiwiss were her introductions to romantic fiction, and she knew she’d found her genre. She has completed five novels and has served as an officer in the Trinity Writer’s Workshop and the Yellow Rose chapter of RWA.

As a young woman Sharon spent three years in Israel, where she lived on a kibbutz and volunteered for the Israeli army. After a successful career at IBM, where she met her husband of 31 years, Don, Sharon invented and patented the unique Literati bookmark which she now markets nationwide through galleries and craft shows. A talented artist as well as a writer, Sharon also enjoys studying the Hebrew language and Israeli culture. To learn more about Sharon and her stories, visit her website.