I’ve been reading romances since…honestly, I can’t remember when I first picked them up. Probably somewhere around high school. I used to read a lot of Harlequins, along with John Saul and Dean Koontz. Diana Gabaldon is my absolute favorite author. But my all-time favorite read is a good, heartwarming romance. I write what I prefer to read—heartwarming and sweet, but sensual. There’s just something about reading a romance. It warms my heart and gives my soul a bit of hope. Reading them is an escape for me. Writing them has become a passion. Okay, more of an obsession.
I started writing novels somewhere around twelve years ago now. It started out as a dream I had early one morning that begged to be written down. It was a simple image, but something about it intrigued me. This boy in this wheelchair seemed to have a story to tell. The more I wrote, the more the story unfolded, and the more addicted I became to the process. I eventually found a message board on ivillage.com (which no longer exists) where several more experienced writers showed me the ropes. Four books and many rejections later, I published my first book back in 2010.
Personally…I was born in Queens, New York, some forty odd years ago. I’m about the only member of my immediate family who didn’t actually grow up there. My parents moved away when I was three, and we moved around a lot, so I grew up on the west coast, between California and Washington state. I currently live in the Seattle area of Washington. You know, I don’t mind the rain so much. I do miss the sun, but you can’t beat the mild weather.
My husband and I married in 1996. My hubby isn’t a romance fan and he isn’t a writer. In fact, he doesn’t even read. He’s a computer geek and a car guy. Give the man a screwdriver and he can fix darn near anything. But he’s my biggest supporter and my best friend. Yes, folks, I married my best friend. He’s behind me all the way. We have two boys and two very spoiled dogs.
When I’m not writing, I’m usually reading. I’m the happiest with a book and a dog in my lap. You can also find me vegging out with a computer game (Diner Dash anyone?) or in front of the TV.