Award-winning author Calista Fox began her professional fiction-writing career in 2005, following an exciting career in Public Relations, where she specialized in writing speeches and Congressional testimonies. Her books have received rave reviews, and she has won several contests with publication as the prize, multiple Reviewer's Choice Awards, and Romance Reviews Today's Best Book of 2008 in the erotic novella category.
In 2007, Calista was selected to launch the e-publishing venture for print publisher Red Sage Publishing, Inc. She has also been invited to participate in an anthology with two New York Times bestselling authors. Her work has been featured in Playgirl magazine, RWA's monthly RWR magazine (various) and Romantic Times Bookclub magazine (various).
Calista is a member of Romance Writers of America® and its Phoenix chapter, Desert Rose, which she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Newsletter Editor and Arbitration Co-Chair. She has also served in these positions in the past, as well as Chairperson of the national writing contest, The Golden Quill. She speaks and presents workshops on various topics, including: Flawed and Fabulous: Creating Complex Characters; Secrets to Writing Award-Winning Novellas; Creative Writing for Beginning and Intermediate Writers; and When and Where to Start Looking for an Agent.
She holds degrees in General Studies and Communications. She is an international vacationer and has traveled the U.S. several times over by Lear and Gulfstream jets (thanks the PR gig), always with her laptop in tow to capture intriguing story ideas and exciting locales!
Calista has also published 12 e-books and one print novel under the pen name Ava McKnight.