CJ Connor is a Pitch Wars alum and Book Riot contributor who works in marketing by day and as a romance writer in all the moments in-between. They primarily write contemporary romance but also have a soft spot for cozy mysteries.

When they are not writing, they can generally be found perusing art museums, listening to angsty folk music, or stress knitting. Their main goal as a writer is to make their dog proud. This one’s for you, Yoda!

A few favorites to get to know them by:

Favorite books: Check Please! Volumes 1 & 2 (Ngozi Ukazu), Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman), Hither, Page (Cat Sebastian)

Favorite movies: Star Trek: The Voyage Home, A Beautiful Mind, The Lord of The Rings trilogy

Favorite artists: MIKA, Lord Huron, half.alive, The Aquabats!, Kishi Bashi

Favorite podcasts: The Adventure Zone, The Prancing Pony Podcast, Dear Hank and John (If you can’t tell, they are a really big nerd.)

Favorite quote: “There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” (Samwise Gamgee)

Favorite in general: Their fiancé. And chocolate. Fiancé first by far, though they’ll be honest. Chocolate is alarmingly high.