Judges

Donna S. Frelick
Over the years I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, endured the life of a government bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., raised two girls (and helped raise one grandson), tried organic farming, worked as a freelance journalist and editor, been a community activist, earned black belts in two different styles of martial arts, and written four STAR TREK fanfic novels (and a number of short stories) for “underground” publication.

Five years ago I launched my science fiction suspense romance writing career.  In 2012, my first two SFR novels finaled in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest.  I currently live in Fredericksburg, Virginia with my husband and two talkative cats.  When I’m not writing, I teach tai chi and karate and dream of moving to our 44 acres in the mountains north of Asheville, North Carolina.

Websites:  http://donnasfrelick.com
                 http://donnafrelicksensei.com
Blog:  http://spacefreighters.blogspot.com


Laurie A. Green
Laurie A. Green is a three-time RWA® Golden Heart® finalist and science fiction romance enthusiast who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers, which now totals over 300 members. Her extended family includes her husband, David, four dogs, three cats and several horses, all who reside on a ranch in beautiful New Mexico. When she's not writing, networking, or searching out the perfect cup of Starbucks, she's usually busy exercising her left brain as a military budget director.


Jo Jones
I have always loved to read and part of the fun of reading is sharing the books I enjoy. Science Fiction Romance is my all time favorite. I share my love of reading on my blog, Mixed Book Bag.
I am a retired pilot. I live in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas. To me it is one of the best places in the country to live. I share my home with my two shelter cats, TC and Hunter. I love to travel. When I am not traveling or reading I garden, play bridge, hike and volunteer.

Rae Lori
Throughout her writing career, Rae has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications such as Comic Stack, Suite101, CinemaGap and Dark Moon Rising. As a result, her alma mater's English course chose one of her articles as an example for how to write an article. She also served as editor and contributing writer of her school newsletter. For her contributions to the newsletter and her leadership, she has won various Success Leadership awards sponsored by her alma mater where she received her BA in Media Arts Animation.

Her manuscript, Hotel Sunset, won an Honorable Mention award in the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Under various pen names, she has written books, novellas and short stories that run the genre gamut of science fiction, fantasy, short roman noir and paranormal romance and many more waiting to drip onto the page.

A fan of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, she also has a love for film, vampires and various animated storytelling which she couples with the art of the written word to tell her stories. While penning her works, she loves to create artwork that explores her strong female characters and the men in their lives.

Anna McLain
Anna McLain is a hopeful SFR author. She’s been a fan of SF since she started reading as a young child, and wrote SF fanfic for most of her life. After a decade in the military she settled in Tornado Alley in the US with her husband, three kids, and two Dachshunds, where she devours all the SFR she can find.

Marlene Harris
Marlene Harris is a professional as well as an amateur book-pusher. By day, she's a not-so-mild-mannered librarian. By night, she's an intrepid book blogger of anything that strikes her fancy. She got hooked on Star Trek a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away) and never looked back. Along with her on her journey (which is currently stopped in Seattle) is her husband Galen and three completely spoiled cats.

Because she loves SFR so much, she doesn't just blog about it on her own blog at Reading Reality, she's also sneaks as many SFR posts as she can over at The Book Pushers.

Twitter: @readingreality

Charlee Allden
Charlee Allden is a long time fan of SciFi, love, adventure, and happily ever afters. She grew up in Florida where a huge fallen oak tree in the swampy woods near her home served as her very own Star Ship Enterprise. By day she’s a technical writer and in her spare time she pursues a variety of geek endeavors, including blogging about SFR. When the moon is full, she writes fiction. She’s a veteran of Dragon*Con, a member of Romance Writers of America©, and has a tendency to take on more projects than any sane woman would. Sanity is over rated, anyway.


Heather Massey
Heather Massey is a lifelong fan of science fiction romance. She searches for sci-fi romance adventures aboard her blog, The Galaxy Express.

She’s also an author in the subgenre. To learn more about her published work, visit www.heathermassey.com.