In 2013, the estimated annual sales value of romance was $1.08 billion, according to BookStats. Some of the bestselling authors contributing to this number hail from here in Seattle and across Washington State. Here are a few of the well-known romance authors representing the Pacific Northwest.
Debbie Macomber (Port Orchard)
Lisa Kleypas (Bellingham)
Kristin Hannah (Bainbridge Island)
Julia Quinn (Seattle area)
Jayne Ann Krentz w/a Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle (Seattle area)
Washington state is also home to six RWA chapters. For a comprehensive listing of romance writers based in the Pacific Northwest, visit the membership listings for these chapters.
Who is your favorite Washington State romance author? Or, if you’re a writer from Washington State, tell us what you love most about living in The Evergreen State!