About the Authors

Like their heroines in this book, Karlene Conroy & Mia Crews are friends. While this is a fictional story, some elements are derived from real life experiences.  

Karlene and Mia are former Group Leaders of the Florida Writers Association Melbourne group.


Karlene is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She is also a singer/songwriter. Lyrics from one of her songs, Love’s Calling, appear in Last Stop Paradise. Visit her website for more information about her music: www.karleneconroy.com.

Mia is president of the Cape Canaveral branch of The National League of American Pen Women. She was Florida’s Pen Woman of the Year 2007 and is the author of five Silhouette romances. Mia maintains the Cape Canaveral Pen Women website: www.canaveralpenwomen.org.

Both are founding members of the RWA chapter SpacecoasT Authors of Romance (STAR); Mia was the first official president; Karlene was vice president.

To read more about Karlene and Mia vist their personal websites:



Please Note: Last Stop Paradise was previously published as The Don Quixote Girls in 2011 & 2012 and received multiple 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com. Minor changes to the story have been made in this revised edition.

 Read our Interviews in the December 2013 issues  of Senior Life and Viera Voice newspapers:

 Viera Voice page 27: http://issuu.com/seniorlife/docs/vieravoice_dec2013  


 Senior Life page 21:  http://issuu.com/seniorlife/docs/seniorlife_dec2013


Guest Blogging

Mia Crews and Karlene Conroy