I'm Ohio-born, California-educated, and I currently reside in Tennessee, which makes me well-traveled if you don't define well-traveled too stringently. I work in the Technology field testing software, which ensures my placement somewhere near the top of the geek ladder, and I love talking about books from either side of the fence, as a writer or a reader.
I'm an author who might never have been published if not for writing contests. Lacking the courage to submit directly to agents and editors, I began entering my work in RWA chapter contests. After 60+ finals and placements on four different manuscripts, a final round editor judge in the Florida Romance Writers Golden Palm contest requested the full manuscript of "Fire at Midnight" and subsequently offered me my first contract.
My first historical adventure-romance novel, "Fire at Midnight" was released in March 2009 by Medallion Press, and reviewers have been very generous:
*Rated 9/10 by Novelspot
*Five Stars from Midwest Book Reviews
*Five Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies
*Four Stars from Affaire de Coeur
*Four Stars from Romantic Times Book Reviews
*Named "One of the best books published in Chicago," by Publish Chicago.
Please go to my website to read excerpts from my debut novel and to view the video trailer for "Fire at Midnight" and also the new trailer for "Stolen Promise," my next historical adventure-romance which will be released in March 2010.