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 writers 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.
(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.
(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.