Sometimes a character pops into your head and just refuses to stop until you agree to write their story! That’s what happened when spunky Maggie Sinclair, the heroine from ONE SUMMER NIGHT, showed up one day and insisted it was time for me to write a contemporary romance again. But not just any contemporary romance. … Read More
Caridad Piñeiro is a multi-published and
award-winning author whose love of the written word
developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project
to write a book that would be placed in a class
lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
From the start, Caridad's novels have received acclaim and
have helped redefine the landscape of modern romance novels.
In 1999, Caridad was published by Kensington as part of
Encanto, the first line of bilingual Latino romance novels.
In 2000, Caridad was one of the first Latino authors
featured at the launch of BookExpo America's Spanish
Pavillion. In December 2006, Caridad helped Silhouette
launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with
DEATH CALLS, one of the novels in the
award-winning THE CALLING Vampire series. In
addition, Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on
numerous occasions and has captained both the multicultural
and vampire genre panels at the RT BookClub Conventions.
Caridad's CHICAS novels, including her seventeenth release,
SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN from Simon
& Schuster's Downtown Press, have garnered praise from both
fellow authors and reviewers and are helping to make Latina
fiction a vital part of the publishing mainstream.
In recognition of her work, Caridad has received various
awards and honors. In 2007, a year marked by the debut of
six novels from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad received
the Golden Apple Award Author of the Year Award from the New
York City Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other
honors that Caridad has received include the selection of
DANGER CALLS and DEATH CALLS as
the Top Fantasy Books of 2005 and 2006 by CATALINA
magazine, the Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award for Best
Nocturne in 2006 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden
Leaf award in 2001 for Best Short Contemporary. Her other
titles have received a number of nominations, such as the
Harlequin Readers Choice Awards and RIO Reviewers Choice
Awards. Both DANGER CALLS and SEX AND
THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS have been book club selections.
Caridad's eighteenth novel, MOON FEVER, a
paranormal anthology with Maggie Shayne, Susan Sizemore and
Lori Handeland, debuted in late September 2007 as #32 on the
New York Times Extended Bestseller list and #123 on
the USA TODAY Bestseller List. HOLIDAY WITH A
VAMPIRE, a paranormal anthology with Maureen Child,
made the BookScan Top 100 Adult Fiction list.
Caridad has appeared on Romance Novel Television, Fox
Television's Good Day New York Early Edition , New Jersey
News' Jersey's Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV's
Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad's works have
appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina,
RT BookClub, Star Ledger, Home Tribune
News, Sun Sentinel, Variety Yahoo! Online News,
Latina and the Waterbury Republican-American.
When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various
topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad
is also an attorney, wife and mother.
Also about the Author: Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and
settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended
Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship and
graduated magna cum laude. Caridad earned her juris doctor
from St. John's University and became the first female
partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, an intellectual
property firm in midtown Manhattan.
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Thank you so much for letting me visit with you today to chat about ONE NIGHT ONLY, an erotic romance anthology that I’m doing with my good friends Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris and Willow James. I love the challenge of writing a story that’s sexy, but also emotional and romantic. My contribution to the anthology… Read More
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