With a background in politics and real estate, Bette McNicholas is a published author of fiction. The first chapter of Farragut Square took First Place in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Twelfth Annual Ignite the Flame Contest in the category entered. And her novel, An Obsession With Honor (Warner Books) which she co-authored was, according to Romantic Times Magazine, The kind of love story you want to read again and again. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and a member of the Desert Rose RWA. She is also a charter member of the Washington Romance Writers.