At twelve years old, I fell in love with romance after I borrowed a romance novel from the book shelf of my older sister, Karin. An avid reader, I was soon hooked on the happily ever after endings. For years I dreamt of writing my own romance novel, but I never seemed to have the time.
After I graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State) with a degree in Business Administration/Management, I moved to Chicago to pursue another dream of being an actress and model.
Tired after six years of the hustle and bustle of the city, I relocated to a small town in Arizona just north of Phoenix where there is no public transportation and the cowboys still ride their horses to the bars. The wide open spaces of Arizona gave me the inspiration to sit down and finally begin to write.
Eight years and three manuscripts later, I sold my first novel to Avalon Books and finally Harlequin’s Love Inspired a few years later.
I belong to Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., PASIC, American Christian Fiction Writers, Valley of the Sun Romance Writers, Desert Rose RWA.
I still live in that small town in Arizona with my son, Shane, daughter, Emily, three cats, one neurotic hamster and two fish.