Mari Christie is not romantic--at all. Therefore, her alter-ego, Mariana Gabrielle, lives vicariously through characters who believe in their own happy-ever-afters. And believe they must, as Mariana cherishes her villains, but only loves her heroes and heroines, all of whom suffer hearts bruised, broken, and scarred long before they reach the pages of her books.
She is a professional writer, editor, and designer with almost twenty-five years' experience, and a member of the Bluestocking Belles, the Writing Wenches, and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She has written two Regency romances, Royal Regard and La Déesse Noire: The Black Goddess, and will soon release three Royal Regard prequel novellas and a mainstream historical, Blind Tribute.
Reading, writing, and avoiding arithmetic. ;-)