The Author

profile photoBorn in Philadelphia, Courtney J. Hall’s writing career began when she figured out how much fun it was to make words rhyme. She has since gone on to publish embarrassingly bad poetry, melodramatic short stories and has written beginnings to at least a half-dozen novels. Most recently, her writing has been steadily improving thanks to the best critique group in the world, of which she’s been an active member since June 2008.

Courtney lives with her husband and a stolen cat in suburban Philadelphia and recently published her first novel, Some Rise by Sin, an historical romance that takes place at the tumultuous end of Mary Tudor’s reign. Some Rise by Sin was published through Five Directions Press in March 2015 and is available in both print and e-book formats from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Courtney’s second novel, a contemporary romance titled A Holiday Wish  was released in November 2016. The first in the Silver Bells contemporary Christmas romance series, it’s available in print and e-book formats from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In February 2018 it was followed up by the short story A Valentine’s Date: Scavenger Hunt, which is available both for purchase and for borrowing through Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.