Meet the AdC Staff
Lanelle was a military brat who lives in Northern California, but was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father was the first Tuskegee Airmen of the famed Black fighter pilots of WWII. She spent many years working as a paralegal for a private law firm, then the CA State Assembly before retiring and becoming a full-time copy editor from home. This enables her to travel with her mother to help educate youth and community groups about the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Even though she was born in Alabama and educated in various states and overseas, Lanelle proudly considers West Virginia her home.
Advertising and Marketing
Lauren has been a reviewer with AdC since 2005. She works with real estate and as a photographer in her spare time -- when she is not reading, sewing or crafting, cooking and baking, playing sports, swimming, or anything else that keeps her mind occupied. She enjoys reading all types of fiction and non-fiction. Being a history buff, she favors historical novels that wind history into the fiction romance.
Marilyn Anita Dalrymple
Heather Nordahl Files
Heather Nordahl Files has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember. She is proud to be the mom of two beautiful children. When not reading, she enjoys learning her family history, baking, doing yoga, and listening to a wide variety of music. Heather hopes her fourth decade is her best yet.
Sheila Griffin has been a reviewer for ADC since 2002. She is married and has three grown children, three amazing grandchildren. Sheila enjoys romantic comedies, time travel, light science fiction and fantasy, especial paranormal romances. She considers humor and happily-ever-after to be a winning combination.
Danielle is a confessed bookworm. She owns thousands of books, more than she can read in her life, and is always willing to add more to her collection. She is a die-hard romantic but she also loves a good fantasy, action, or mystery book. She has a soft spot for a classic horror story or a ghost tale. She loves animals and considers herself an unrepentant crazy cat lady. Her goal is to be a starving artist in addition to her part-time profession, and she is attending school to fulfill that aim. Danielle also likes to make handcrafted greeting cards in her not-so voluminous spare time.
Lacy Hill is an editor/writer/researcher who loves words. She loves reading romance and other fiction when romance is central to the story. She’s a romantic after all. She loves swimming, watching tv/movies, listening to audiobooks, and learning to play guitar A total fan girl, she started watching Chicago Blackhawks hockey two years ago, and fell in love with them and hockey.
Lenore is an English grad who loves to read. She has moved over sixteen times in her life but was born in Ohio. Her interests vary so much that it is easier to say what she doesn't like. She is a sassy, fun, scorpio who is ready for any adventure, literary or otherwise, that is thrown at her.
I have had a love affair with books for over 50 years, when my oldest brother bought me a copy of Pride and Prejudice. That book opened a whole new world where I could escape to many different locales with many diverse characters. I read across the board from the Bible, Nonfiction, many subgenres of Romance, Mystery/Thriller, and currently Audiobooks. I also enjoy Needlework, Sewing, DIY and Repurposing.
I have been married to my personal Knight in Shining Armor for 24+ years. We are a blended family with 4 beautiful daughters, 8 grandchildren, and 2 very precocious West Highland White Terriers (Westies).
I am a single mother to a wonderful four year old. We read together all the time. My love for books was not love at first sight. My mother loved to read and believed that it was important that I did too. It wasn't long before I fell in love with it, per her insistence. After I caught the "reading-bug" I never stopped. Reading is a big thing in my family. When I was younger my go-to genre was always paranormal, or anything with the slightest bit of magic. Even today it is one of my favorite genres but I do occasionally read things that are outside of my comfort zone.