I’ve been making up stories since I could hold a pencil. Four years of college, writing in essay test booklets and spewing out what some professor wanted to hear, killed my love of writing. In 2005, while researching a home school writing program for my kids, I re-discovered my desire to write and ended up joining NaNoWriMo.
Seventeen days later, I had the beginnings of a fantasy novel. After I made the “mistake” of telling my relatives and friends I was writing, I decided to self-publish Eldala in 2007 through Lulu.com. Since then, the stories have poured out of me like an Arizona flashflood during monsoon season.
I have a passion for writing medieval fantasy fiction, and my stories always have romance. Besides writing, I love to read historical and contemporary romance. My favorite authors are Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, and Robin Lee Hatcher. I also blog, fiddle around on Facebook, play with our cat, spend time with our horse, and watch movies with my family.
I have three wonderful children, and have been married to the most encouraging man on the planet for twenty-nine years. They’re my biggest fans, and without them I wouldn’t have written at all.
In 2011, we moved from the burning desert of Phoenix to the high plains desert of Southwestern Montana. As you can imagine, it was a huge change. We're still adjusting.
"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." ~ Lord Byron