Judges

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 Atlanta) 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

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.

Lee Koven
Lee loves to explore cultural, technological, and human possibilities, so she also loves to read and discuss science fiction romance. Her other hobbies include music composition, playing and making video games, and writing. A computer programmer and server admin by trade, Lee resides in Seattle with her partner and many robots.

Twitter: @psychotropek

Heather Massey
Heather Massey searches for sci-fi romance adventures and writes about them at Galaxy Express 2.0 and Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly. Her SFR musings have appeared at a variety of places including LoveLetter Magazine, Coffee Time Romance, Tor.com, Heroes & Heartbreakers, SF Signal, and SFR Galaxy Awards.

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

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.

Riley Moreland
The first science fiction I remember reading was The Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl.  I've been hooked ever since.  I read a variety of genres, but science fiction is my favorite.  I just started my own blog, Whiskey With My Book, where books of just about any fiction genre are up for discussion.  And I am a happy contributor to the blog Smart Girls Love SciFi Romance were you can read some of my book recommendations.  Or you can just ask me.  I will always be happy to talk about the books I like.

With my husband Ray, and cats Ozzie and Maddie, I live in a bungalow in a semi-rural southwest Iowa neighborhood.  Still to young to retire, I am forced to work to pay for tea, dark chocolate and whiskey.  After three decades working in IT, I'm contemplating something new.  It is too soon to tell what that might be, but I am sure it will be amazing!

 
Previous Judges

Charlee Allden
Charlee Allden loves to read, write, and share her love of SciFi Romance. She is the founder of the Smart Girls Love SciFi blog and her first Indie SFR novels, Stealing Mercury and Deadly Lover, will be released this spring. Charlee lives in Florida where a huge fallen oak tree in the swampy woods near her childhood home once served as her very own Star Ship Enterprise. You can find out more about Charlee at www.charleeallden.com.

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.

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 become Nonna to two grandchildren), 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 STAR TREK fan fiction for “underground” publication. Seven 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. The first of those novels, Unchained Memory, launches February, 24 from INK’d Press.

I currently live in Fredericksburg, Virginia with my husband and two talkative cats.  When I’m not writing, I’m teaching tai chi and karate and planning our upcoming move to 43 acres in the mountains north of Asheville, North Carolina. 

                  http://donnafrelicksensei.com

Laurie A. Green
Author 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 500 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.