Our Members

Kate Baray

Kate Baray writes under multiple pen names and in several genres, including: cozy mystery, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance.

When Kate’s not tapping away at her keyboard or in deep contemplation of her next fanciful writing project, she’s sweeping up hairy dust bunnies and watching British mysteries.

Kate is from Austin, Texas (where many of her stories take place) but has recently migrated north to Boise, Idaho, where soup season (her favorite time of year) lasts more than two weeks.

She’s worked as an attorney, a dog trainer, and in various other positions, but writer is the hands-down winner. She’s so thankful to her readers, whose support allows her to keep writing!


Stephanie Berget

Stephanie Berget was born loving horses and found her way to rodeo when she married her Bronc Rider. She and her husband traveled throughout the Northwest while she ran barrels and her cowboy rode bucking horses. She started writing to put a realistic view of rodeo and ranching into western romance. Stephanie and her husband live on a farm located along the Oregon/Idaho border, where they raise hay, horses and cattle, with the help of Dizzy Dottie, the Border Collie, and two Munchkin cats, Magic and Martin.



Randy Brown

Randy Brown has been a member of Coeur Du Bois chapter of RWA since 1996. A lifelong writer, it was only through the assistance of his editor, J. C. Wing of Wing Family Editing, and the members of Coeur Du Bois that he was able to publish his first book, The Archeologist and the Spirit Catchers.

Raised on a small, hard scrabble farm in southern Idaho, he was born at an early age. After the required twelve years of schooling, he held a variety of jobs. He has lived in many of the western states and traveled more than he likes to admit. In 1977, he became a printing press operator at a small instant print shop. He did this in Boise, Idaho as well as several places in and around Portland, Oregon. When he came back to Idaho, he continued as an offset press operator until the demand for such diminished and he was no longer employed.

Randy Brown’s first book, The Archeologist and the Spirit Catchers was released October 1, 2017. It is followed by; The Archeologist and the High Mountain Bok Choy, The Archeologist and the Telling and The Archeologist and the Wedding.


Megan Bryce

Megan Bryce writes historical and contemporary romance and has published 10 novels (so far). She enjoys reading and complaining about writing, and loves to talk incessantly about the business of being an author. A recent transplant to Boise, she has fallen in love with the friendly people of Idaho and the wonderfully supportive CBC RWA.






Robin Lee Hatcher

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of more than 75 books, is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is an eleven-time finalist and two-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award. In addition to the RITA and many other awards, she is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America® and American Christian Fiction Writers,  When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon named Boo and a persnickety tuxedo cat named Pinky.




Lynn Mapp 

Lynn Mapp is a daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, teacher, writer…obviously a multi-faceted diamond, princess cut. Lynn was a navy brat, born in San Diego, California. While she was born in California, her Idaho roots are deep. Her mother and grandfather were Idaho natives. She has always looked for happily ever afters, the light after the darkness. Families and humor are central in her life and her stories.






Janis McCurry 

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley. My sisters and I were close growing up and we all still live in Boise. We keep in constant contact and that family-style love comes out in all my books. I could no more leave out a family connection than I could the romances I put in my novels. I write romance because I believe in happy endings, whether with a first-time love or a second chance love. An inveterate reader and moviegoer, I like romantic comedies, drama, and adventure themes. I write romantic suspense and contemporary novels, and the occasional paranormal light.






Niki Mitchell

Niki Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Whittier, California in first grade. With a houseful of books and a local library located a few short blocks from her home, her love of reading began at a young age. Her soft spot for animals comes from growing up with dogs, parakeets, turtles, chickens, ducks, and other critters.

Niki writes children’s books along with paranormal and historical time-travel romance. For most of her thirty-year career, she taught first-grade students. Her two cats are the inspiration for the Kurious Katz’s children’s book series. Their constant mischief keeps her laughing.

Married for over thirty years and a romantic at heart, she enjoys writing about strong female characters in unusual settings. When she isn’t playing with her cats, she loves reading, taking walks, water aerobics, photography, and traveling.

Books by Niki Mitchell

Cowboy’s Cupid, Rebel’s Cupid, Cupid Love: Box Set, Time to Save a Cowboy


Lorrie Panzeri

Lorrie Panzeri is a lover of romance, dark chocolate and Arabian horses. Not necessarily in that order. She has owned, trained, and shown her horses in Idaho. In addition, Lorrie completed an apprenticeship on a large Arabian farm in Santa Ynez, CA, where she basked in the beauty of the magnificent equines she trained, the amazing opportunity and the glorious warmth of the California sun.  Honored as a Top 50 Idaho Business Review Woman Of The Year 2014 recipient, she exposed her secret to the world, the dream of being a published author. When she’s not writing you can find her on the golf course chasing a little pink ball with her husband who graciously helps her locate it.



Val Roberts

Boise native Val Roberts has been a historical re-enactor, typesetter, journalist, analytical chemist, Y2K consultant, electronics design technician, and technical writer. Which turned out to be good preparation for writing science fiction romance, since everything she starts eventually has science fiction and romance in it. She lives in Boise with her husband, a spooky disabled Vietnam veteran, and their furry children.





MJ Silversmith

MJ Silversmith writes paranormal women’s fiction and YA post-apocalyptic fantasy. After living in South Carolina, Massachusetts, Belorussia, Florida, and Arizona, she  settled in Idaho in 1997. MJ writes short stories and novels, teaches full-time at university, narrates audiobooks, and dabbles in tarot. But her most important job is servant-in-training to feline brothers Samwise and Frodo.