Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, Angela Quarles is a USA Today bestselling author of time travel and steampunk romance. Library Journal named her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, Best Self-Published Romance of 2015. Her time travel romance Must Love Chainmail won the Romance Writer’s of America’s RITA® in 2016, becoming the first self-published author to win in the paranormal category, as well as the first self-published author to beat Nora Roberts. Her debut novel Must Love Breeches made the USA Today bestseller list the first week of November 2015. She has published four books and one novelette.

Angela loves history, folklore, and family history, and has been a hobby historian for twenty+ years. She decided to take her love of history and her active imagination and write stories of love and adventure for others to enjoy. When writing, she’s either at her desk in the finished attic of an historic home in beautiful and quirky Mobile, Alabama, or at her fave spot at the local Starbucks. When she isn’t writing, she’s either working at the local indie bookstore or enjoying the usual stuff like gardening, reading, hanging out, eating, drinking, chasing squirrels out of the walls, and creating the occasional knitted scarf.

She has a B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies with a minor in German from Emory University, and a Masters in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University. She was an exchange student to Finland in high school and studied abroad in Vienna one summer in college.

I’m a member of the following writing groups:

Mobile Writer’s Guild, President 2013-2014 term & 2014 – 2015 term, Vice President 2012-2013 term
Romance Writers of America, PAN Member
Gulf Coast Chapter, RWA, Vice President 2013-2014 term
Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, RWA

The Romance ReviewSavvy Authors Certified Critter


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