Carolyn Males (born 1946), was an American writer and photographer. She wrote romance novels in collaboration under the pseudonyms Alyssa Howard, Clare Richards and Clare Richmond from 1982 to 1993. She also collaborated in non-fiction books and her articles has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel-Holiday, Brides, Parade, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Odyssey, Writer’s Digest, Newsday, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and other publications.
Carolyn Males was born in 1946. She joined a literary critique group in Maryland. There she wrote a collaborative effort with other three women, Louise Titchener, Ruth Glick, and Eileen Buckholtz. The result was a romance novel, “Love is Elected”, was published by Silhouette Books under the pseudonym Alyssa Howard, and they also wrote other novel, Southern Persuasion. But they decided split them into groups of two, and she collaborated with Louise Titchener under the pseudonyms of Clare Richards and Clare Richmond.