My love affair with writing began the day my best friend, Kim, showed me her “novel”, an illustrated tome about her cat. Impressionable eight-year-old that I was, I decided to write a novel of my own.
Needless to say, that novel, The Adventures of Ginger the Cat, failed to hit the bestseller’s lists. Neither did my second effort, The Tame, Tame East, an all female version of the Robert Conrad TV series. That didn’t matter. I was hooked. In high school, while other kids played Pac-Man, and checked out the Eagles’ latest, I was in my room pounding out stories on my manual typewriter.
Looking back, I see now that romance played a central role in my stories from the beginning. No matter what genre I wrote (and I wrote all of them), I always inserted a happy ending. Heck, even The Adventures of Ginger featured a wedding. To me, there’s nothing more captivating than the anticipation of seduction, and the rush that comes from finding true love. However, it wasn’t until a co-worker handed me a romance novel that my writing finally found its true home.
For years I limited my dreams to nights, weekends and commuter train trips while working as a communications specialist, PR freelancer and full-time mom. Then, in 2007, after winning RWA®’s prestigious Golden Heart® award, and with my family’s blessing, I finally chucked the day job to pursue writing full time. It turned out to be the best decision I ever made, because in 2009 my dreams came true. I sold to Harlequin Romance®.
A life-long Yankee, I currently live in Massachusetts with my own true love and our teenage son. We also have two cats, neither of whom will have a book written about them.
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