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About the 2017 Alice B Medal Winners


Melissa Brayden (2017 Medal Winner) is a multi-award winning romance author with eight novels published with Bold Strokes Books. She is currently hard at work on her ninth novel and embracing the full-time writer’s life in San Antonio, Texas. Melissa is married and working really hard at remembering to do the dishes. For personal enjoyment, she spends time with her Jack Russell Terriers and checks out the NYC theater scene several times a year. She considers herself a reluctant patron of spin class, but would much rather be sipping wine and staring off into space. Coffee is her very best friend. To learn more about Melissa, visit her website.

Jaye Maiman (2017 Medal Winner) is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning mystery series featuring lesbian travel writer and romance novelist Robin Miller. Her books, published between 1991 and 1999, include: I Left My Heart, Crazy for Loving (Lambda Winner), Under My Skin, Someone to Watch (Lambda Finalist), Baby, It's Cold (Lambda Finalist), Old Black Magic (Lambda Finalist), and Every Time We Say Goodbye. To learn more about Jaye's books, visit her page at her publisher's website.

Ann McMan (2017 Medal Winner) is the author of six novels and two story collections. She is the recipient of both the Alice B. Lavender Certificate for Outstanding Debut Novel and the Alice B. Medal for her distinguished body of work. Ann is a four-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award, her novel, Backcast, was a 2016 IPPY medalist, and her novel, Hoosier Daddy, was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist. An award-winning graphic designer, she resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with her wife, Salem West.To learn more about Ann, visit her website.