Kelly and Tina

Kelly Parra’s earliest stories were told with paintbrushes, but upon discovering the drama and forbidden love of romance and suspense novels, those paintbrushes were replaced with a keyboard.

Now a multi-published author, she has created memorable characters such as a graffiti artist in Graffiti Girl, a psychic teen in Invisible Touch, and a tough undercover narc in her first novel for adults, Criminal Instinct. A two-time RITA® finalist, she divides her time between her novels, freelance writing, and the adventures of motherhood, where she juggles her home life with two children, a tattooed husband, a sweet poodle, and an exuberant pit bull. Visit her website,

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Tina Ferraro began writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. Although her earliest creations are better left unmentioned, she sold her first short story right out of college, and went on to see almost a hundred more published in national magazines before turning to full-length writing efforts.

She is the author of three young adult novels with Random House, Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress, How to Hook a Hottie, and The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, which she likes to collective refer to as “Top Ten Ways to Kiss a Hottie.”

A two-time RITA® finalist, she lives in Los Angeles with scientist husband, two cats, and whichever of their three college-aged kids happens to be home. Visit her website, or “friend” her on Facebook.