Introducing the “Glass Heart Challenge!”

Find Emme’s lost glass heart by completing at least 1 of the following challenges presented by our Proper Romance authors.

Share your challenge(s) to your social media pages using the hashtag: #GlassHeartChallenge.
(Your account/post must be public for verification purposes.)

After you have completed as many challenges you want to do, complete this form.



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Nancy Campbell Allen


Upcoming Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a 14 second video (or less) of you running a Rube Goldberg machine that you built out of things around your house.  Visit Nancy's Instagram Page to do the challenge!

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of fifteen published novels and numerous novellas, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State award, and she received a Whitney Award for My Fair Gentleman. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel, and research and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.



Sarah Eden


Upcoming Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a picture of a message of "love" made with pennies.  Visit Sarah's Facebook Page to do the challenge!

Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” and The Sheriffs of Savage Wells was a Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year finalist for romance. Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about.



Arlem Hawks


Upcoming Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a 14 second or less video of yourself waltzing with or without a partner.  Visit Arlem's Website to do the challenge!

Arlem Hawks began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the Western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures and people and the stories they have to tell. With her travels came an interest in history, especially the history of her English heritage. When she isn’t writing, Arlem is baking her characters’ favorite foods, sewing Regency dresses, learning how to play the tin whistle, and watercoloring. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children.



Leah Garriott


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a 14 second (or less) video reciting a haiku you wrote.  Visit Leah's Website to do the challenge!

Though she earned degrees in math and statistic, Leah Garriott lives for a good love story. She has resided in Hawaii and Italy, has walked the countryside of England, and owns every mainstream movie version of Pride and Prejudice. She’s currently living her own happily ever after in Utah with her husband and three kids. Leah is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.



Krista Jensen


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Repurpose something you have into a Christmas decoration and share a picture.  Visit Krista's Facebook page to do the challenge!

Krista writes contemporary romance, historical romance, and fantasy. She has lived in lush Oregon and rugged Wyoming, but Washington is her beloved home state. She likes to choose familiar settings for her stories and is grateful to have such inspirational places to choose from. She is a mother of six, gramma of three, a gardener and cook, loves to travel, laugh, and hike, and lives to make the best of what she’s been given.



Josi S. Kilpack


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a picture of a flower you made out of paper.  Visit Josi's Facebook Page to do the challenge!

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of several novels and one cookbook and a participant in several coauthored projects and anthologies. She is a four-time Whitney Award winner—including Lord Fenton’s Folly (2015) for Best Romance and Best Novel of the Year—and a Utah Best in State winner for fiction. She is the mother of four children and lives in northern Utah.



Ilima Todd


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Create a string figure and share a picture.  Visit Ilima's Instagram Page to do the challenge!

Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and now lives in the Southwest with her husband and four children. She has a degree in physics and was an avid reader before turning to writing full time.



Megan Walker


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a picture of a trinket from a favorite trip.  Visit Megan's Facebook Page to do the challenge!

Megan Walker was raised on a berry farm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where her imagination took her to times past and worlds away. While earning her degree in Early Childhood Education, she married her one true love and started a family. But her imaginings of Regency England wouldn’t leave her alone, so she picked up a pen. And the rest is history. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and three children.



Becca Wilhite


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a picture of the ultimate mug of hot chocolate.  Visit Becca's Website to do the challenge!

Becca Wilhite, author of Bright Blue Miracle and My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions, is a happy wife, and a mom to four above-average kids. High school English teacher by day, writer by night (or very early morning), she loves hiking, Broadway shows, food, books, and movies.



Julie Wright


Latest Release



Author Challenge & Bio

Share a picture of yourself (or a friend) dressed up in regencyattire (or a fancy dress) in a contemporary setting or vice versa.  Visit Julie's Facebook Page to do the challenge!

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen and has since written twenty-three novels. Her novel Cross My Heart won the 2010 Whitney Award for best romance, and her novels Eyes Like Mine and Death Thieves were both Whitney Award finalists. She won the Crown Heart Award for The Fortune Café. She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying number of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, traveling, speaking at schools, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.