12 Wonderful Authors of Pets in Space 4!

S.E. Smith

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-Winning Bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.

Readers can check out her website at and chat with her on Facebook at


Michelle Dienier

author photoMichelle Diener is a bestselling author who writes historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Her Class 5 series has won numerous awards, and her science fiction novel, Sky Raiders, was awarded the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Futuristic Novel. She lives in Australia with her husband and children.


Veronica Scott

USA Today Best Selling Author, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!

She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”


Pauline Baird Jones

Pauline Baird Jones is the USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author of over twenty novels of science fiction romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense, and comedy-mystery, as well as several short story anthologies. Girl Gone Nova and Out of Time were EPIC Book Award winners. Her eighth novel, The Key won an Independent Book Award Bronze Medal (IPPY) for 2008 and is a 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner. Her novels have also collected several SFR Galaxy Awards. Many of her books have been Reviewers’ Choice award winners, including two from RT Book Reviews.


Laurie A. Green

Laurie GreenLaurie A. Green is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author and a science fiction romance enthusiast who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers.

After serving as a military budget director and reserve state trooper, her space adventure romances are often infused with themes of honor and duty. She’s always wanted a vacation home on Mars or Titan, but for now she’s living happily ever after with her spouse, their pet menagerie and three spoiled little “StarDogs” on a ranch in beautiful New Mexico.


Carol Van Natta

Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling science fiction and fantasy author. Works include the award-winning Central Galactic Concordance space opera series and the Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various equally eccentric cats. If she ever gets to explore the stars, she’s taking them all with her.


Regine Abel

Regine AbelRegine Abel is a USA TODAY bestselling sci-fi and paranormal romance author. Born in Port-au-Prince but raised in Canada, Regine has always sought new ways of expressing her creativity. Working for 10 years as a Sound Engineer in both the music and film industries, then 14 years as a Game Designer and Creative Director in video games, she has traveled all over the world.  But her great passion for sci-fi romance has finally convinced Regine to return home and put to paper the type of epic, action-packed, out-of-this-world, romantic sagas she’d always dreamed of reading about.

Alexis Glynn Latner

Alexis Glynn Latner writes romantic adventure. Her science fiction novel Hurricane Moon was published by Pyr in 2007 and again by Avendis Press in 2014 with the sequels Downfall Tide, Star Crossing, and finally Helldive, in 2018. She began a new series with the romantic SF novel Witherspin in 2019. Her science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery stories have appeared in Analog and other print magazines and in print, online, and e-book anthologies including Pets in Space®. She works at the Fondren Library at Rice University in Houston and teaches creative writing through Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. For real life adventure and the romance of flight, she is a sailplane pilot.


JC Hay

JC Hay is an SFR Galaxy Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of Science Fiction Romance, an inveterate dog lover, and dreamer. His tales of heroic hearts and fantastic futures reflect his heartfelt belief that sci-fi and romance go hand-in-hand, because the coolest gadgets in the world are useless without someone to share them.


Kyndra Hatch

Kyndra Hatch grew up with a fascination for science fiction and a deep interest in ancient civilizations, a combination which fuels her active imagination. After twelve exciting years as an archaeologist, Kyndra pursues a passion for writing and has discovered her works have a decidedly science fiction romantic flair. She is a USA Today bestselling author and an active member of the SFR Brigade.

Kyndra also writes science fiction, horror, and dark humor short stories as L.K. Hatchett.


Cassandra Chandler

Cassandra ChandlerUSA Today Bestselling author Cassandra Chandler uses her vivid imagination to make the world more interesting, spawning the ideas she turns into her whimsical Science Fiction romcoms and darkly evocative Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romances. Fast-paced and funny, lighthearted or dark, her stories will introduce you to characters you want to be friends with and worlds where you’d like to build a vacation home.

Leslie Chase

author photoBorn in London, Leslie Chase has lived half her life in Scotland and has spent that time doing many different things — from working with the elderly to studying sword fighting to teaching tai chi. And, always, reading reading reading! She grew up around her mother’s library of science fiction books and devoured them all. Now she’s turned her passion for books into writing exciting science fiction romance books with settings and characters you’ll fall in love with.


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