Welcome! This is such an exciting time in my life and I'm so happy to share it with you.
Exhilarating stories have lived in my head for my entire life. As a child, all
I had to do was close my eyes and the most amazing characters would appear. In
fact, I spent so much time day-dreaming that my second grade teacher Mrs.
Arnold and my parents decided I needed to repeat the grade because I daydreamed
my way through the year and never learned to read.
I assumed I would learn to read the same
way I learned to ride a bike ... it would just happen. When the words 'THIRD GRADE'
did not appear on my report card, I picked up a book and discovered a world I
never knew existed. The following summer, I fell in love with Nancy Drew. I
mean, how could I not? We shared a name. I began to read every book of mystery
and suspense I could find.
One magical day in my teens, I discovered
the works of Victoria Holt. Her books
were filled with romance, mystery and intrigue and always had happy endings. That
was it - I was sold. Romance novels became my obsession.
In 2011, my husband and I celebrated our
thirtieth wedding anniversary. I thank
God every day for my happy ending and would give anything if everyone could
enjoy the love, support, encouragement and passion I have personally
experienced in my married life.
Along the way, I found that a good romance
story helped me get through some very rough patches. That said, my imaginary stories
still resided in my head.
When my two children left for college, one
of my sisters challenged me to stop "talking" about writing and begin sharing
my stories with others by moving them from my imagination onto my laptop. I wrote my first sentence, then the first
paragraph and then kept on writing until I had more than ten pages of
manuscript! I sent this first "draft" to my sister and asked her to read
it. She tore it to pieces, but a
remarkable thing happened ... she actually demanded more of the story. Before I
knew it, I was well on my way toward my first novel. Those ten pages cemented a
path that I have enjoyed more than I ever could have imagined and perhaps should
have been on for years.