I was born in New York state and my very first book was made of stapled-together penmanship paper and entitled “The Big Snow.” My 2nd grade teacher 'published’ it, and I did the illustrations entirely in blue crayon. Since that time, I've written three novels and countless short stories. Most have not been published. Yet.
It’s good practice, what I've written so far. These stories and novels may never be seen by the public, but each one taught me a little more about my craft.
I'm such an avid reader that I can’t remember a time when there weren’t books around the house. Even when I was broke, I still had a library card. I read every book our small library had to offer, and we took out stacks of children’s books for my kids.
I used to read teen romance comic books but never tried a romance novel until I worked the graveyard shift in the maternity ward. At three in the morning, you either have to read or fall asleep, so I picked up a copy of “Sweet, Savage Love” by Rosemary Rogers and was instantly hooked. I devoured all the historical romance novels I could find. Later, I discovered more urban love stories, and eventually, paranormal love stories. In the paranormal world, I found my home.
I love the juxtaposition of an urban setting against elements of magick or faerie, demons, ghosts or mythical creatures. There’s something that draws me to those pockets of our universe where the laws of physics can be ignored, or at least trifled with.
Now working as a paralegal to pay the bills, I hope someday to make writing my full-time career. I'm a member of several different writing groups, online as well as in the real world, and a member of Romance Writers of America. “The Sweet Life,” a novella included in Sex, Lies and Scandal in Two Rivers (originally by TRRA in 2013, now 2015 by Iowa Writers' Corner), was my first published work. Although not a paranormal romance, it is definitely romantic. It involves a hunky man, a spunky woman, and French pastry. What's not romantic about that?
"The Wish Your Heart Makes" is a Christmas short story in Eight 'Til Christmas (December 2013), a compilation of Christmas-themed stories put together by an exceptional group of authors as a charity project to benefit Feed the Children. It's a little high tech, a bit fairytale magic, and love against all logic.
Once in a Blue Moon (May 2014 by Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books) is my first stand-alone novel. This is a full out paranormal romance with a dash of Irish thrown in for good measure. Just think about a gorgeous member of the Aos Sidhe running into the one woman in Boston who has a vendetta against all things magical, and you'll understand why sparks fly against the backdrop of hot summer days and starry nights in the city.
I'm kind of liking these paranormal worlds I create, and hopefully, you'll hang around to share them with me. I'll make an occasional side trip to the real world, just so my family knows I'm still alive, but I think I'm probably going to stay here for a while...