I canít remember a time when
I didnít love books and didnít love to read. I used
to sneak a flashlight into my bedroom, pull the
covers over my head, and then, undetected by parents
or older siblings, Iíd read until the wee hours of
When I was in grade school,
I waited impatiently, my allowance money in hand,
for the next Trixie Belden or Nancy Drew book to hit
the shelves. I was a sucker even then for a strong
In my teens, I discovered
the Harlequin romance novel and I was hooked. What
wasnít to love about gorgeous people doing
interesting things in exotic places? What wasnít to
love about a happy ending?
In between reading romance
novels, I managed to get married, get a bachelorís
degree in business management, find a job, have two
children, and go back to night school for a masterís
I had stories in my head and
in my heart but it wasnít until 1996 that I decided
to try my hand at writing my own romance novel. I
still have that bookóand when I need a good laugh, I
pull it out and read it. It really is bad.
Fortunately, I was smart enough to join a writing
group of like-minded soulsóRomance Writers of
Americaóand eight years and several more manuscripts
later, in early 2004, I sold a book to Berkley
That book became Stay
with Me, a time-travel where the heroine travels
back to the Old West. It was published in January,
2005--click on Books for more information.
Here with Me, a sequel to Stay with Me,
was released in November, 2006. Click on
Books for more information and links to order.
If you find time in your
busy life to read my books, I hope you enjoy them as
much as Iíve enjoyed my favorite books over the
years. I hope they make you laugh and make you cry
and affirm your belief in love and happy endings.
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