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

Denise Hunter is the best-selling author of many novels. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. She lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons.