HBIC Nation

Dream. Do. Dominate.



Six women. One mission.

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Writer. Eater. Drinker. Lover.

Author of the steamy The Storm Inside and Tease series. Her books have been featured on Cosmopolitan and Wattpad. She lives in Florida with The Sexy Editor, their two superheroes, and a dog who would be much happier in the snow (although he seems okay with the beach).


Long before she was an HBIC, Lindsay was a BAMF attorney fighting for truth, justice and the American Way. Now she advocates for all voices in publishing and writes her own books featuring cranky heroes and the sassy heroines who drive them crazy. She lives on the North Texas plains with two big dogs and her own cranky hero, drinking gimlets and raising two future HBICs.

Mary Chris Escobar / ESCOBAR

Award-winning author Mary Chris writes women's fiction. She was destined to write romantic comedies from a young age (as a child, her stuffed animals always got their happily-ever-afters). She lives in Richmond, Virginia, in a renovated parking garage with her husband. Find her on her website, on Twitter, or just about anywhere good coffee or craft beer is served. 

Alexandra Haughton / HOT TAMALE

Recovering academic, digital nomad, queen of the towering T.B.R. pile...and forever committed to the H.E.A., Alexandra Haughton lives and writes in her cozy urban cottage. (Contrary to popular belief, it is not wall-to-wall pink and glitter. Yet.) When she isn’t writing smart, funny, sexy contemporary romance, Lexi designs covers and promo pieces for other rad writers over at Romanced by the Cover. 

Julia Kelly / DUCHESS

Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of charming, sexy historical romances. A collector of pen names, she also writes fast-paced contemporary sports romances as Julia Blake. Known among romancelandia for her larger-than-life hair, she’s a recovering journalist, avid runner, and sometimes Blues dancer with an addiction to avocados.

laura von holt / VON HOTTIE

Laura von Holt is a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated writer and performer from Hawai’i, living in New York. Laura is the Fairy Boss Mother of the magically fun tech company, Cinderly. Laura also enjoys helping people find their creative edge as a certified trainer in CIJ, a transformational program based on the Stanford Graduate Course, “Creativity in Business.”  By night, you can see her climbing aerial silks or playing with her New York Times Critics’ Pick theater company, Little Lord. Laura writes paranormal romances about mermaids and literary fantasy about the dark side of fairytales.