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. I picked up a book and discovered a world I never knew existed. One magical day in my teens, I discovered the works of Victoria Holt, the queen of historical romance.  Her books were filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and always a happy ending. That was it - I was sold. Romance novels became my obsession.

Over the years, 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, Mary, challenged me to stop "talking" about writing. I wrote my first sentence, then the first paragraph and kept writing until I had more than ten pages of manuscript. I sent it to Mary, and she actually demanded more pages. 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.

In real life, I  found my hero, my sweet hubby, in college, and 30+ years later, we still make our kids crazy when we snuggled in their presence. 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. What I hope for all my readers is that you discover that love is out there. It is never perfect nor easy, but happy-ever-after does exist.

I love to connect with my readers and would love to drop by your book club and give a short talk about how/why I do what I do. Please email me here CONTACT ME and we'll set something up via Skype or LIVE! Please enter BOOK CLUB in the subject line. 

I'm also available for book signings. Email me through CONTACT ME to set up a date. If you are out of my area -Maryland- we can discuss ways I can ship signed books to you. Please enter BOOK SIGNING in the subject line. 

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December 22nd