I've been an avid reader since I was five, when Mom taught me to read. I've always written stories in my head, when bored, or occupied with some other task like baking or cooking, driving, and even sleeping, since I've woken up with entire story arcs and well-developed characters demanding attention. I used to think that everyone had characters talking to them all of the time.
A few years ago, I decided that my head was getting too crowded, and that some of the people and their stories had to be written--so they'd live in books, and readers' heads. I feel like they are telling me their secrets, and then once the book is done, they're happy to have been heard, so they're quiet. But then the next characters start to talk, demanding their turn. I like the noise.
I write romances involving strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings.. Enter the equally strong, independent man who decides this is the woman for him. He has to convince the heroine that he's the one for her. I love happy endings.
I sub in high schools. Otherwise I'm writing and blogging about my books--and reading. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too. I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us." Shinrin-yoku" is "forest bathing" in Japanese, and as long as there's no snow on the ground, that's where I'll be and what I'll be doing.
I also enjoy sewing, crocheting, and baking.