When I was a corporate drone and cubicle dweller living in a fabric-covered
cage, the creative energy of writing romance allowed my mind to
escape the reality of my everyday world, at least for a while.
No longer a corporate drone, I now have more time to indulge my
love of romance, with independent heroines and the strong men who
love them. I read and write romance to satisfy my craving for good
love stories with happy endings.
a whole new wonderful world to me as a child. I read anything
and everything I could get my hands on,
boxes. When I got older I haunted the main library in my hometown.
I can still feel the rush of excitement every time I walked through
the large doors and inhaled the scent of thousands of books.
There is a
classic episode from the old TV show Twilight Zone that fills
me with horror to this day. A bookworm survives
attack while he's in a library, only to have his glasses break.
He's surrounded by all those books and can't see to read them.
This is the stuff of my nightmares.
As a preteen and teen I loved the young adult romance novels
of Elizabeth Howard and the Judy Bolton mysteries by Margaret
For as long
as I can remember I've made up love stories in my head. The Thirties
and Forties romantic comedies that played
TV when I was growing up helped shape my love of romance.
I always dreamed
of being a published author. I've worked in the corporate world
all my adult life, but the dream
on a book wouldn't die.
I decided to
pursue my dream. I joined Romance Writers of America and absorbed
all I could about the craft of writing.
many published authors who helped and encouraged me. I
went to workshops and conferences, and studied all aspects
of the publishing business. After ten long years of hard
and disappointments, I sold my first book, A Catered
Avalon Books. Writing is the hardest work I've ever done,
but the most rewarding. I’ve recently revised and
re-titled A Catered Affair. It’s now A
Catered Romance and is available exclusively as an ebook.
One of the most exciting recognitions I’ve had as a writer
was when I was named an up and coming author in the 2003
Affaire de Coeur magazine's readers' poll.
I write contemporary
romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal
romance. Read about all my books on this site. In addition
to my books, I have had success
writing short stories for women’s magazines. See my list of
short stories on this site also.
I live on the
East Coast with my husband and a fat, black diva of
a cat named Killer
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