Carolina Valdez was seven when she fell in love with words and writing. Despite marrying her college sweetheart and raising three children, her need to write couldn't be squelched. She wrote while her family slept, and saw her fiction and nonfiction pieces published and winning awards.

The southern California author is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America. Her spicy male/male romances have been in the Top Ten and Top Twenty-five best sellers for All Romance eBooks. During the thirteen years she was published in Amber Quill Press's Allure (GLBT) line, her books were consistently Top Ten Best Sellers.

"Tie 'Em Up, Hold 'Em Down" was a finalist in the 2009 Passionate Plume Best Published Novella Contest, and her male/female stories have placed twice in The Lories Best Published Novella contests.

Since the closure of Amber Quill Press in March 2016, second editions of her stories are being released by JMS, Loose Id and MLR presses. She has also self-published several.

Valdez is also a member of Sisters in Crime, and her short mysteries appear under pseudonyms with various publishers. In addition to writing, she enjoys being with her husband and family, reading, music of all kinds, golfing, watching movies and sports, including figure skating.


Carolina's eighteen-mile bicycle training route
Carolina's eighteen-mile bicycle training route