I am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full time job and two busy teenagers, but by night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, and attempt to conjure up passionate heartwarming stories with plenty of humor.
I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so good at it that my best friend asked me to make up stories featuring her as the heroine and the boy she currently liked as the hero. We'd spend hours on the phone while I came up with some pretty outlandish stuff about how a series of unrealistic, but tender events led the objects of her desire finally professing his love. You've heard of fan fiction... this was friend fiction.
I am thrilled that my debut novel, The Other C-Word, is getting so many positive reviews. I tried to make the main character, Marley, likeable and realistic because I wanted the readers to think of her as their friend or sister. I wanted to create laughable but honest moments that we all experience in our own lives. I tried to make our hero, Rick, a swoon-worthy gentlemen, who had just enough alpha to show how much he cared for our heroine without going overboard. The book is being well-received, and as a result I am in the process of creating novels for the other characters as well. So stay tuned for more of Marley and her quirky family!
I would love to tell you of my other hobbies like gardening, movies, and scrapbooking, but since I've started writing, they've all fallen to the wayside. I always have time for a good book though. Although I love to write, I am still a reader first and enjoy nothing more than curling up with a good book and some tasty Italian (the food, of course!).