I’m a city girl by nature, a suburban girl at heart. I grew up in New Jersey, moved to Northern Virginia in my early teens. I had the best of both worlds.
Although I have a day job that I am grateful for, especially in these hard economic times, my dream job is to be a romance novelist, and maybe get paid for it. (smile)
I guess you can say I’ve always had a vivid imagination.
Ever since I was a little girl, I created heroes in a myriad of backgrounds. With, of course, a fierce, strong and emotionally vulnerable heroine at the helm.
I didn’t understand then what I was creating in my head until I started reading romance novels. Always with my head in a book, I gravitated more towards the struggles and triumphs of two people falling in love.
I started out reading the heavy weights like Nora Roberts, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Danielle Steele then more recently, Zane, Sylvia Day (This woman is the Queen), L. Marie Adeline and E.L. James. All of these women have inspired me and motivated me to write the best love stories that I can.
The themes of my stories are about redemption and second chances. I’ve always been fascinated with the thought of, What if we were given another chance to do it over again? Would we make the same choices? Would we take that risk? Or, is everything as it should be?
I love my happy endings but the journey to happy is where the true magic is.
In the coming weeks I’ll be posting progress on two of my work-in-progress novels (WIP). I’ll also be posting about the Romance Writers of America 2014 conference held this year in San Antonio, TX and soon will be shaping up to enter Harlequin’s 2014 So You Think You Can Write Contest.
Stay with me, everybody and Happy Writing!
And to all my ladies and gentlemen out there. There is nothing wrong with a little love. It goes a long way…