Law grad Taj McCoy is committed to championing plus-size Black love stories and characters with a strong sense of sisterhood and familial bonds. Born in Oakland, Taj started writing as a child and celebrated her first publications in grade school. When she's not writing, Taj boosts other marginalized writers, practices yoga, cohosts the Fat Like Me and Better Than Brunch podcasts, shares recipes and cooks supper-club meals for friends.
Farah Heron is the author of How to Win a Breakup, Tahira in Bloom, Accidentally Engaged, and Jana Goes Wild. After a childhood filled with Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah Heron constantly wove uplifting happily ever afters in her head while pursuing careers in human resources and psychology. She started writing her stories down a few years ago and is thrilled to see her daydreams become books. Her romantic comedies for adults and teens are full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, Brown people falling stupidly in love. Farah lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids, plus two cats who rule the house. For more information, visit www.farahheron.com.
Lane Clarke has beenin love with books since the age of two. Her stories feature Black culture andbighearted characters with self-doubts and big dreams, who--with a littlelaughter and good friends--can accomplish anything. She currently lives inNorthern Virginia and works as an attorney in Washington, DC.
Charish Reid is a fan of sexy books and disaster films. When she's not grading papers or prepping lessons for college freshmen, she enjoys writing romances that celebrate quirky black women who deserve HEAs. Charish currently lives in Sweden, with her husband, avoiding most forms of exercise.
Denise Williams wrote her first book in the second grade. That book featured a tough, funny, heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD in education, going on to work in higher education. Denise lives in Des Moines Iowa.
Sarah Smith is a copywriter-turned-author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She lives in Bend, Oregon.