Thanks for visiting my virtual family room. Please make yourself comfortable while I tell you a little something about me.
Like most writers, imagination rules a major portion of my brain. When I was little and afraid of the dark, my dad told me to make up stories in my head until I fell asleep. I’ve had insomnia ever since.
At age eleven, I learned the power of love’s fickle nature when Steve Carvey dumped me for Dawn Mathis because she could dribble a basketball and I couldn’t. Feeling utterly tragic, I drafted my first story of unrequited love. Thus began my career writing romance — and a lifelong mistrust of female athletes.
My debut romantic comedy, CRAZY LITTLE THING, was nominated for Best First Book by the Romance Writers of America®. It’s hit #15 on the Wall Street Journal best seller list, as well as #1 on Amazon’s best seller list, and earned 1st Place in the Golden Quill contest. It’s a fun and funny story and was a blast to write. Sometimes I crack myself up.
My best selling second book, a historical romance titled HIGHLAND SURRENDER, also won the Golden Quill and the Book Sellers Best contest. Both books have been translated into German, and are being translated into French. HIGHLAND SURRENDER is also being translated into Japanese. Can’t wait to see what that book looks like!
HOLD ON MY HEART released in the summer of 2013 and has received excellent reviews. It’s a story near and dear to my heart because it features an old schoolhouse being transformed into an ice cream parlor, and I based that on a real schoolhouse located near my childhood home. And yes, that real schoolhouse WAS turned into an ice cream parlor. While still a romantic comedy, this story goes a little deeper than CRAZY LITTLE THING but readers are responding very warmly to my hero. : )
I’m currently at work on two more breezy, *romptastic* comedies, both based in Bell Harbor! THE BEST MEDICINE releases in May, 2014 and I can’t wait to share this story with readers! Those who enjoyed CRAZY LITTLE THING will get to revisit a few old friends, (Fa-fa-Fontaine!) and meet some new ones. In HERE AND NOW, I take readers on a road trip to laughter as two people who rub each other the wrong way must join forces to recover a backpack full of stolen cash, and of course, learn to rub each other the *right* way. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
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