By Rel Mollet

Beloved writers Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt will collaborate on a romantic novella collection for Thomas Nelson. Smitten will feature the fictional town of Smitten, Vermont, struggling for survival in difficult economic times. Hoping to boost their small town, four friends propose the idea of making Smitten into the Romance Capitol of America. During the course of their first transitional year, each woman finds a love of her own.

Denise Hunter shares: “As you might imagine, we’re thrilled to be writing a collection together, and you can expect some aspects of our personalities to come shining through our heroines.” The authors blog regularly at Girls Write Out. Smitten is scheduled to release Dec. 20, 2011.

IMAGE: Smitten authors signing contract at American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Indianapolis. Pictured (l-r): Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt, Kristin Billerbeck, Colleen Coble, Allen Arnold, Ami McConnell (Senior AcquisitionsEditor), Karen Solem (agent for Hunter, Hunt, Coble)

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About The Author

Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants.A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in northern California.