One Night, Six Amazing Authors!

Posted January 30, 2015 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Announcement Posts / 0 Comments

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This evening I had the great honor of meeting six authors covering multiple genres and writing styles. Clever, witty and full of stories in their heads; these women shared their writing journeys, processes and ideas. Two hours later and it all ended too soon. It took a lot to keep myself from asking them to all join me for a drink so I could get some more time picking their brains. Although I didn't get my drink time with this ensemble of talented women I did get the next best thing... BOOKS! 

Read below about the eclectic group I spent my night getting to know and the books that brought us all together. 

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Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. It is being published all over the world and has been optioned by Dreamworks.

Buy The Girl on the Train


IMG_7393 (1)Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she’s not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicagoland Vampires Novels, The Devil’s Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Connect with her at

Buy Dark Debt: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel


Cecilia Ekbäck was born in Sweden in a small northern town. Her parents come from Lapland.

After university she specialised in marketing. Over twenty years her work for a multinational took her to Russia, Germany, France, Portugal, the Middle East and the UK.

In 2010, she finished a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. She now lives in Calgary with her husband and twin daughters, ‘returning home’ to the landscape and the characters of her childhood in her writing. Wolf Winter is her first novel and she is at work on her second.

Buy Wolf Winter

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Elizabeth Blackwell -As the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Elizabeth grew up in Washington, D.C., interpersed with stretches in Africa, the Middle East and Italy. She graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in history and communications and later received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In her varied career, she has worked as a restaurant hostess, waitress, TV station receptionist, medical school secretary, magazine editor and freelance writer. Book author is by far her favorite of the bunch.

Elizabeth lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, three children and an ever-growing stack of must-read books. To find out what she’s been reading lately, visit her page on GoodReads.

Buy While Beauty Slept


IMG_5142 (1)Beth Kerry loves romance, and the more emotionally laden and sexy the romance the better. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, When I’m With You, and Exposed to You. Her books have been translated into over eleven languages.

You may read more about Beth, her books, and upcoming projects at or on

Buy Since I Saw You: A Because You Are Mine Novel (Because You Are Mine Series)


Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology.

An avid reader, Jacqueline began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she took part in a work exchange program and spent six months working in a bookstore in London. While living abroad, the desire to write professionally emerged as a driving passion. Upon returning she embarked in earnest on a writing career, which came to fruition a decade later. During this time she worked at the art center of an area college, gaining a strong background in the visual arts. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to Egypt to date.

She currently lives in west Michigan, where she is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.

Buy Poison Fruit: Agent of Hel

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