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2023 Board


E.L. Roux (she/they)


When E.L. Roux isn’t writing science fiction and fantasy romance, she/they have the exciting opportunity to develop space tech that will hopefully one day be on the Moon. In their free time they love nothing more than curling up with a book featuring individuals who open themselves up to love. She grew up in the PNW and has been involved with the writing community for over a decade. They live in Everett with their partner and already opinionated 2nd grade daughter, all while struggling to get their rescue cat and Boston terrier to play nice with each other. They have a BA from the UW in CHID and a prosthetics certificate. She’s worked as an aerospace engineer, prosthetics tech, a project manager, rock climbing aid, fencing instructor, and in customer service. Find them at, and at @ELRouxAuthor on FB and Instagram.


Alex Washoe (they/them)

Vice President of Programs

Alex Washoe is the author of the For the Love of the Game series of LGBTQ+ sports romances and the In the Queerness of Time series of Sapphic time-travel romances, as well as two LGBTQ+ westerns and several comic mysteries starring anxiety-ridden attorney Dora Grant. Alex is a runner, a baker, an animal lover, a serious WNBA fan, and an advocate for LGBTQ+ (especially Transgender) rights. Originally from Somewhere Else, they have lived in the PNW long enough to consider this home, and share their abode with a best friend and a homicidal cat.

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Vice President of Communications

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Kelly Vincent (w/a Kat Vinson)


Kelly wrangles data weekdays and spends the rest of her time playing with words. She writes steamy, feminist contemporary romance as Kat Vinson and young adult contemporary as Kelly Vincent. She grew up in Oklahoma but has moved around quite a bit, with Glasgow, Scotland being her favorite stop. She now lives near Seattle with an assortment of cats who help her write her stories by strategically walking across the keyboard. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth program, plus four other degrees in her collection. Find her at,, and @kvbooks on Twitter and Instagram.


Tina Brake (w/a Christina Braver)


Christina Braver writes steamy, small town, contemporary romance set in the Pacific Northwest. Her stories are about real people and real love with the guaranteed HEA we all need. She’s been reading romance for decades and loves to escape into stories about strong heroes with softer sides and independent heroines with a bit of sass. She strives to support allyship in her writing and portray diversity in everyday life.  She believes together, we will save the world. When she isn’t writing, Christina can be found reading in her favorite corner chair, sipping wine and laughing too loudly with friends, or cooking dinners that always take twice as long as the recipe suggests to prepare. She lives in Seattle with her husband who shares his bourbon, and two teenagers that keep them both on their toes.

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