About Us


Melissa Amster lives in Maryland (DC Metro area) with her husband, two sons and daughter. When she's not reading and interviewing authors, she works for a Jewish non-profit. In her spare time (what's that?!?), she likes to watch her favorite shows on TV, bake challah and desserts, and host meals and other gatherings. Check out her personal blog and follow her on Twitter.



Melissa Smoot lives in Denver, Colorado with her miniature schnoodle, Sookie. When she's not reading and interviewing authors, she works in the financial industry as a senior specialist for a major brokerage firm. She graduated from Arizona State University with an American Indian law degree and a minor in dance. In her spare time, she likes to practice ballet and explore her new city and state. She is also writing her first novel. (Chick lit, of course!)



Amy Bromberg lives in NJ with her husband. She graduated from Montclair State University in events/meeting planning and tourism. She has been part of the book publicity and PR industries since 2010. She has worked with various authors, including Sere Prince Halverson, Sarah Pinneo, Jillian Medoff, Sherryl Woods and Brenda Jackson, doing online publicity and traditional media campaigns.You can find her on Twitter.



Tracey Meyers lives in the Chicagoland area. She has been writing since her junior year in high school when she joined the yearbook staff. In college she earned a Bachelor degree in Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Speech Communications. She also has a Master's in Business Administration. Tracey aspires to one day be a published author, but currently works in Human Resources and is also a freelance Public Relations/Social Media professional. During her free time, Tracey pursues a variety of interests including (but not limited to) running races, writing, knitting and pie baking. You can find her at her personal blog.



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Becky Gulc lives in York, England. When she's doesn't have her head in a book, she works as a Social Researcher (anything to do with children and families). Becky is undertaking creative writing courses and aspires to be a fully fledged writer too, one day... she was proud to be a finalist in the Novelicious Undiscovered writing competition this year, her first writing competition entry! You can find her on Facebook and Twitter if you would like to get to know her better.


Jami Deise moved to St. Petersburg, FL after living her whole life in Maryland. After writing and trying to sell screenplays for the past ten years, she recently completed and self-published her first novel, Keeping Score (mom lit!). Now that her son Alex is in college, Jami has plenty of time for reading, writing, watching TV, and blogging. She’s on Facebook and Twitter.






Sara Steven is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious boys in Bellevue, Nebraska. When she’s not running marathons, or working on her novel, she takes a break and opens up a good book (or turns on her Nook). Find her at her blog and on Twitter.














Author Liaison:


Cindy Roesel lives in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Hunter College, CUNY with a BA in Communications and went on to work for nearly twenty years as an anchor/reporter/producer at major television markets across the country mainly focusing on entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. She even won an Emmy for a TV special she produced! She now focuses on her writing and has completed her first novel, Viewer Discretion Advised for which she just celebrated the one-year anniversary. She’s thrilled and honored to be part of CLC and affiliated with such bright and vibrant women. If you’d like to chat about books with Cindy, find her on Facebook and Twitter.



Artist:

Ben Stanford is an expat Canadian living in Paris, France with his wife and son. When he’s not freelancing on web and design projects, he works as a communications consultant for international organizations based in Paris. He has a fine arts degree with a concentration in communications from the University of Ottawa. Ben created the new illustration and logo for us and would love to work on book cover designs with aspiring authors. Check out his work on Pinterest and Visual.ly. You can also find him on Twitter.