I read my first romance novel in seventh grade, and I've been hooked ever since. While other kids struggled to figure out what to write in their English journals, I tried my hand at a soap opera. I can still remember the "inappropriate" my English teacher wrote across the top of the page in red ink. Trust me, my seventh grade imaginings in the late '70s were nothing like the romance novels of today!
With historical romance novels, I've been able to combine my first love with my second--American history. My area of greatest interest is the period of the American founding between the French and Indian War and the War of 1812. I'm also intensely interested in The French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, but one has to draw the line somewhere!