Crista McHugh, an Air Force veteran, co-sponsored the Love Doctors table at the SOS America Military Tribute during the RT Booklovers Convention (pictures to come). From her bio,
Crista McHugh is an award-winning author of fantasy and romance who writes heroines who are smart, sexy and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (including the Greater Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Eastside Chapters), and Romance Divas.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
Crista will be celebrating the release of HERE ALL ALONG, Book 7 in her Kelly Brothers series, available June 24:
Movie star Gideon Kelly has always harbored a secret crush for his long-time friend and assistant, Sarah. Whenever he hints they become more than friends, however, she immediately changes the subject. But one sizzling on-screen kiss is enough to convince him she’s the only woman for him, and he’s determined to prove to her they have all the makings of an epic Hollywood romance.
Sarah Holtz rose to stardom as a child only to crash and burn in her late teen years. Gideon was there to help put the pieces of her life back together, and she now relishes her life far away from the paparazzi flashes. Her need for privacy is the one thing holding her back from exploring something more with him. When a video of their kiss goes viral, though, she’s left wondering if he’s worth the risk of stepping back into the spotlight and becoming his leading lady.
May is National Military Appreciation Month. For the month of May, I am giving away one grand prize of books and swag from the authors featured this month (link). Plus five more commenters - one for each branch of service - wins a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Seattle - have you visited the Emerald City? I traveled to the Boeing Company when I was a Lieutenant working on the AWACS program. I loved Seattle's vibe!
2. Comments are open through Sunday, May 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Monday, June 1.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Learn more about Crista and her books at cristamchugh.com.