I started writing books when I was five years old. My first book was a fantasy for children, written on old typing paper and illustrated with crayons. Alas, Cindy and Sally in Polka Dot Land has been lost to the ravages of time.
I attempted to write my first play when
UNORTHODOX is the most appropriate word to describe my journey into romance writing. I grew up a latch key kid in a single parent home for the majority of my formative years. Needless to say, I spent a significant amount of time confined within the four walls of our 500
I always wanted to be an author, since I first learned that the books I read as a child were written by actual people. As a little girl, I would proudly say “Author!” when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
But when I got
Although The Hunter's Moon (Book 1, Secret Warrior Series) is my first venture into the young adult genre, I'm an award-winning, multi-published author in historical, paranormal, and time travel romance. I was inspired to create this new series partly by my teenage nieces and younger daughter. We've watched a lot of YA
Like many authors, real life sparks my fiction.
And like many, I drive by places—even many times—and don’t realize the history treasures hidden there.
I write the contemporary cozy Fudge Shop Mystery series, set in Door County, Wisconsin. The county is that thumb of land in Lake Michigan known as
For as long as I can remember I’ve always had stories swirling in my head. It was natural for me to get lost in the lives of make-believe people who experienced heart stopping love or dangerous adventures. I think most writers understand this.
I was in my mid twenties when I
Why do I write what I write? My most immediate answer is that I love to read traditional and cozy mysteries. By that I mean mysteries solved by a regular person who doesn’t solve crimes as part of her job, but instead is strongly motivated to figure out what went
Dirty Blood was born from NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org/) which is a non-profit organization that hosts a challenge each November for writers to complete an entire book in 30 days. Whew. Yeah, it's as hard as it sounds. And this was a few years back so I was still new to writing
Like many American girls, I grew up devouring Nancy Drew mysteries and always thought I wanted to write mysteries. Life had other plans however. I earned a Ph.D. in English because I loved to read—no idea of what I was going to do with it. I married, had four children,
I have published four books so far: Taking Lives, (August 2014) a prequel to the Lives Trilogy; Stolen Lives, (November 2015) Book One of the Lives Trilogy; Shattered Lives, (March 2015), Splintered Lives (November 2015) all in the thriller/mystery genre, and each has garnered outstanding reviews. Previously, I had a