AlTonya Washington has been a published romance novelist for 14 years. She is traditionally published with Harlequin’s Kimani Romance imprint, a winner of the Romance Slam Jam EMMA Award and a two time winner of The Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award. AlTonya is a mom and also works as a College Reference Librarian. In 2015, she received scholarly publication for her article An Indie Author in a Library World which appears in the work “Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries” published by Purdue University Press. She enjoys a successful career as an indie author and is best known for her long-running and popular Ramsey/Tesano romantic suspense series which concluded in 2016 following release of Book 20 in the saga, “A Lover’s Return”.