Kobo Writing Life will be at Book Expo America in New York this week (Booth #967 – be sure to also check out the main Kobo booth just around the corner at Booth #1067) and will be featuring the following authors as our Kobo Writing Life Writers in Residence.

What is a Kobo Writing Life Writer in Residence?

Kobo Writing Life Writers in Residence are authors who are using Kobo’s DIY platform to publish their works and are at our booth to meet both fans as well as other writers who are looking for information, tips, advice and an honest viewpoint about what it’s like to use the Kobo Writing Life platform. Yes, several members of the Kobo Writing Life team will be on site chatting with authors, but we feel it’s nice to be able to also hear directly from the authors who are already using our platform rather than from some “corporate talking head.”

Here’s the line-up of KWL Writers in Residence Authors


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Abbi Glines

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FALLEN TOO FAR – Abbi Glines

To want what you’re not supposed to have…  She is only nineteen.  She is his new stepfather’s daughter.  He’s hated her for as long as he can remember.

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far and Twisted perfection in addition to several other new adult titles.  A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @abbiglines and can also be found at AbbiGlines.com

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – M. Leighton

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When high school football star Hardy Bradford meets the fragile Miracle St. James, his life is turned upside down.  Hardy wants to be the hero Miracle needs, but what Hardy doesn’t know is that he’s the one who needs saving.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart malti-poo.  She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Samantha Stroh Bailey

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Daytime talk show producer Jamie Ross is beyond fed up with her toxic bad-boy-turned-metrosexual boyfriend. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, she goes on a hilarious, at-times disastrous, and totally life-changing hunt to track down the ”one who got away.” But are some loves best left behind?

A former ESL teacher to adults, Samantha Stroh Bailey is an author, journalist and professional writer/editor. She owns Perfect Pen Communications, and her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, Oxford University Press, Abilities Magazine, on mommyish.com and many other publications. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. Finding Lucas is her first novel.  Website: http://samanthastrohbailey.blogspot.ca/

Friday MAY 31st

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Liliana Hart

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J.J. Graves is back. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.

Liliana Hart is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and four children, and they occasionally let her meet her deadlines. www.lilianahart.com

11:00 AM to Noon – CJ Lyons

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Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock…  A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy Guardino is living the perfect life.  Until the day she comes up against a predator more vicious and cunning than any she’s ever tackled before, one who forces Lucy to choose between the life of the young victim she is fighting to save and her own daughter’s….and Lucy’s dream life is shattered.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.   CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).  Learn more about CJ’s Thrillers with Heart at www.CJLyons.net

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Bella Andre

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After a brutal night in the ER, Luke can’t fight his desire for Janica another second. It’s been a lifetime of doing the right thing. Tonight he’s going to follow desire instead. But even after the man she always thought was such a good boy turns out to be sinfully bad between the sheets, Janica soon realizes she wants more than Luke’s body. She wants his heart too.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella andre has sold more than 1.5 million books. Her contemporary romances have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. www.BellaAndre.com

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Barbara Freethy

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From #1 NY times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes a romantic family series, The Callaways.   Smokejumper Aiden Callaway is recovering from the loss of his best friend when he’s reunited with Sara, the former girl next door. Sara is afraid to take another chance on a man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous fire can be. As teenagers they weren’t ready for each other. Are they now?

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 34 novels ranging from contemporary romance to women’s fiction and romantic suspense. Since January 2011, she has sold over 3 million self-published ebooks! More information at www.barbarafreethy.com

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Tina Folsom

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Tina Folsom is a self-publishing rockstar. She has hit the top 100 Bestseller lists not only with the English language editions of her vampire romances, but also with her foreign editions. She’s a huge hit in Germany, her native country. Tina is known for her fast paced, action packed, sizzling paranormal romances and her wicked humor. She has several series she writes: Scanguards Vampires, Out of Olympus, the Venice Vampyr novella series, and the Stealth Guardian series.

Saturday JUNE 1st

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Jasinda Wilder

Jasinda Wilderfiy_nyt_bnWhen Nell Hawthorne’s life-long best friend and true love Kyle Calloway dies in a tragic accident, Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle’s older brother Colton at the funeral, and there’s a spark, but it’s wrong and they both know it. The moment passes, and they both move on with life. When they meet again years later, Colton realizes Nell has never really gotten over Kyle’s death and seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain. He knows he shouldn’t get involved, but he can’t help himself. Together, they learn the purpose of pain, the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.  You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.  www.jasindawilder.com

11:00 AM to Noon – Deborah Cooke

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“For a fast-paced, captivating story of romance, family relationships, and following your heart, Double Trouble is not to be missed.” Romance Reviews Today  “A fun, funny, ‘Sex and the City’ kind of tale.” The Romance Reader

Bestselling author Deborah Cooke writes paranormal and contemporary romances under her own name, as well as historical romance and urban fantasy romance as Claire Delacroix. To learn more, visit her websites at http://www.deborahcooke.com and http://www.delacroix.net

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Elizabeth Reyes

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Love has no boundaries. When boxer trainer falls for an older woman hesitant about their age difference, he sets out to prove, “age is but an illusion.”

“I write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.” ~Elizabeth Reyes~ Best selling author of three romance series including The Moreno Brothers, 5th Street and Fate. Elizabeth has now self published nine romance novels and recently signed with Atria/Simon & Schuster. Her debut traditionally published novel is due out in the spring of 2014 but will also have two more self published titles out this year. For more info visit her website www.ElizabethReyes.com

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