Bio: Barbara Raffin attributes her love of books to a mother who read to her in the early years, gave her extra quarters with which to buy her precious Weekly Reader books in the later years, and never censured her daughter's reading choices. At age twelve, Barbara wrote her first novel in retaliation to the lack of female leads in the adventure stories she loved reading. She sailed through any high school assignment that made use of her writing talents and aced her first college paper in spite of it lacking a thesis sentence. Her novel length work has finaled, placed, and won numerous writing competitions. She even named her newest addition to the family, a Keeshond puppy, Copy as in Copyright, Copy Editor, or Hard Copy. Her published credits include reporting Dog Obedience Competition results and human-interest stories for the local newspaper. Her human-interest stories and satire have also appeared in national publications such as Country Woman, Front and Finish, and Pap Talk. She has served the Upper Michigan chapter of Romance Writer's of America chapter as Newsletter Editor, President, Vice-President, and Librarian. Currently a member of the Wisconsin RWA, she is an active member of the Green Bay/Fox Valley Area. A life-long resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan-that's the part of the state south of Lake Superior and north of Lakes Michigan and Huron and their connecting point, The Straits of Mackinac-she's well acquainted with the woodsy lifeand its inhabiting animals such as the wolves she writes about in Wolfsong. She is married to an avid outdoorsman who has always supported her love affair with reading and dedication to writing...even when he appears as the subject of her satire.
Megan McCall, widowed and left almost penniless, swears to right the wrongs her inept husband committed but will trust no man to help her. Her only means of income, however, comes from the male-dominated shipbuilding business she inherited from her father...who was believed to have been killed by pirates. Worse, crippled by the carriage accident that killed her husband, Megan is dependent on her newly acquired indentured servant to transport her around. Success being the best revenge, Royce Devl... more info>>
Shape shifter or clone? Which has returned Rebecca Tierney's husband's body to her nine months after he was cremated? The Visitor is a modern day gothic with a sci-fi twist. Think Star Man meets The Terminator without the violence. In an old Victorian house perched on the bluffs of Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, and most unforgiving of The Great Lakes, an emissary from an advanced culture searches for the key that will stop the dying in his intellectual world of pure energy. With ... more info>>
When Madison Montgomery joins Native American artist Walker Armstrong's wolf re-population project, he sees her as just another city-bred female dabbling in the latest trendy cause, not unlike the last woman in his life. But Madison's motives are more complex. She's hunting the man who raped her best friend. As Madison teaches Walker to trust his heart once more, he teaches her it takes passion to free the soul.