Bios & Books

About WordWranglers:

The WordWranglers are six writers who found one another on the web. We talk about everything - writing, current events, our books, our favorite authors, and whatever might strike us at the moment. We hope you find something you love about our little blog...and keep coming back!

Liz Flaherty

I'm Liz Flaherty. I live in the cornfields of Indiana with my husband of—gasp—40-some years and I write romance. The genre has changed over the years, as I have, and my writing feels more like Women's Fiction to me than straight romance, but the truth is I always have a heroine, a hero, and a happy ending. When I'm not writing, I sew, making quilts for my grandkids, the Magnificent Seven.

Liz is a multi-published author with Harlequin, The Wild
Rose Press and Carina Press. 

Nan Reinhardt

Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today-bestselling author of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. Nan has been a copyeditor and proofreader for over 25 years, and currently works on romantic fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, Tule Publishing, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.

Although she loves her life as an editor, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! Her latest novel, The Baby Contract, is the fourth book in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing, and it releases on July 16, 2020.

Visit Nan’s website at, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every sixth Wednesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with five other romance authors and is a frequent contributor the RWA Contemporary Romance blog, and she contributes to the Romance University blog where she writes as Editor Nan.
Twitter: @NanReinhardt
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Kristina Knight

I'm Kristina Knight, a former television reporter, who now writes the stories of her heart rather than the news of the day! After a ten year career reporting on bank robberies, murders and general mayhem, I decided to take my life back and get a real job - writing about romance!

My family and I live in Northern Ohio, in a rural area of a not-so-small town. By day, you'll find me writing non-fiction articles on the marketing industry...or maybe writing about soap operas for an online magazine. By night, I'll be writing about hot men, daring women and love that lasts.

Kristina is a multi-published author with Harlequin, Crimson Romance and a few self-published titles on her shelf.

Visit Kristina on the web here or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
Check out Kristina's books.

Margie Senechal

Margie started writing as a young adult and never really grew out of it. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where she's at work on a YA novel laced with humor, adventure, and hopefully a little enlightenment. During her day/night job in retail management, she's able to cull the public for inspiration. Okay, so sometimes the only inspiration the public provides is the desire to get published and out of the public, but that's beside the point.

Married for 26 years, her two daughters were raised with "When Dad whens the lottery or Mom sells a book..." and they're still waiting. But, like their mother, they believe in dreams. Visit Margie, writing as RG Senechal, on the web here.

Janie Devos

Janie DeVos, a native of Coral Gables, Florida, began her career in the advertising industry.  After more than a decade in that field, she focused her time and attention on her love of writing.  DeVos began her freelance writing company, Rainy Day Creations, in 2000, and began composing verses for several greeting card companies.  Then, HOW HIGH CAN YOU FLY?, DeVos’ first hardcover picture book published through River Road Press, made its debut in 2001.  In 2003, Ms. DeVos’ second hardcover picture book, THE PATH WINDS HOME, was released. 

Both books grabbed the attention of a New York publisher, East End Publishing, and in 2007, Ms. DeVos’ third book, BARTHELLO’S WING, made its debut.  Scholastic Books was interested in including BARTHELLO’S WING in their North American school book fairs, and asked that it be produced in soft-cover.  It was, and to date it has sold over 90,000 copies.  In the spring of 2012, DeVos once again teamed up with seasoned publisher Pat Avery to release her latest children’s book, THE SHOPKEEPER’S BEAR.  It was released in November of that year, and has become a fan favorite.

In 2015, DeVos’ first adult novel found a home with prestigious Kensington Publishing.  BENEATH A THOUSAND APPLE TREES was released in the fall of 2016, and its sequel, THE ART OF BREATHING, was released in February, 2017.  In December 2017, book one of DeVos’ trilogy about Old Florida, A CORNER IN GLORY LAND, made its debut to much acclaim.  The second book, THE RISING OF GLORY LAND, was released in June 2018, and her final book in the series, THE RIVER TO GLORY LAND, was released in December 2018.

Ms. DeVos has made numerous appearances in schools, libraries and bookstores.  She has been a keynote speaker for Miami, Florida’s Title One Program, as well as the authors’ liaison for the Reading Across Broward Festival, and was one of three authors selected by Border’s Books, Children Services of Broward County, and Broward County Libraries as part of a joint effort in targeting at risk children in after-school programming.  Presently, Janie is working on a new novel about the Great Depression while living in a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and beloved Bassets.  

Catch up with Janie on the web here.

Jana Richards

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist. 

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. 

You can catch up with Jana here.

Former Wranglers: 

Ava Cuvay
By night, Ava Cuvay writes out of this world science fiction romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two... Think "Star Wars" meets "Firefly", with no Jedi mind tricks, but with a lot more heat.

By day, she feeds her passion for wine and spirits while working for an alcoholic beverage distribution company. It’s a tough job, sometimes requiring her to sample product before she has even finished her first cup of coffee. Yet oddly enough, she never gets any sympathy for this grueling job obligation.

Just teasing. Ava loves both her daytime and nighttime proclivities. And it only makes sense she would write hot romance, when she is knee-deep every day in products called Kinky and French Kiss and Buzzballz and Fighting Cock…

When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

You can catch up with Ava here.