Life is an interesting journey. We never know what is in store for us. Like any other child I had dreams—be a singer, be a movie star—but the one thing that seemed to come natural was write.
I wrote poems, short stories, always signing them unknown author. Even then I feared rejection. When I graduated, my life changed. I married a military man, we traveled the United Stated and abroad, but since my husband loves the mountains, we settled in the Shenandoah Valley. Having a full time job and taking care of a family, my outlet was reading a good romance. Once I found historical romance novels, I couldn’t put a book down. I fell in love with the characters and needed to know their happy ending. I discovered Harlequin romances and often had a contemporary in my hand while fixing dinner.
I still penned some of my own stories. It’s difficult to find time to write when you have a full-time job. But a few sentences, a paragraph, will turn into a page, a chapter. Every moment I can slip away into fantasy, I go for it. A few years ago I decided to pursue writing seriously. I pulled my story out of the closet and finished my historical, The Right One, the first of a trilogy, “One and Only Series”.
Usually I research and plan before creating a MS. But “Something More” happened one day while I was playing around to get my mind off edits of my current MS. I was in a fun mood and wrote a scene with two women bantering back and forth on a cruise ship. The words seemed to flow and I had a ball. I typed and laughed. Afterwards I really felt good. So I ended up writing my first contemporary. Modern day women have more freedom, and my wit seems to come out more with contemporary. Although, I had to go back and change a lot of dialogue and calm down my sexy ladies.
I get a lot of joy from creating new characters and bringing them together in a romantic tale. It took years of putting words on paper, joining RWA, joining several chapters including RWA Contemporary chapter, entering contests, submissions, and rejections. I kept my spirit and turned criticism into drive. Every one of these things helped make me the author I am today.
My dream paid off. How I managed to sell both books at the same time it a story all by itself. But Savvy Authors offered a pitch session with agents and editors which resulted in Soul Mate Publishing offering me a contract. I became a published author. Woot! Woot!
I’m so excited about my new contemporary “Something More.” The setting is New York and you can see the Brooklyn Bridge on my website as well as on the cover of this book.
I enjoy penning a story with strong characters, a bit of humor, and active scenes. I invite you to lay the worries of the world off your shoulders and get lost in the pages of a romance, where you embark on a journey with the hero and heroine, become involved in a dream, plunge into a world of fantasy, live an adventure your heart can share.
Keep the Spirit !
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