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One reads to experience life, but one writes to live...that's my moto. I'm an author of Scottish Medieval Romances with Kensington Publishing (Zebra Imprint). I have won numerous awards for my writing and hope you stop in to take a peek.


Background Information

Do you remember the teacher who made a difference in your life?

I do. His name was Dr. Krantz. He was my mythology teacher. While attending college near Kansas City, I was working toward a Bachelor in Fine Arts when I discovered I had to take an elective. I pulled "Mythology" out of a hat, and it was there I found Dr. Krantz. The book wasn't Romeo and Juliet, as you might suspect, but Dante's Inferno-a Divine Comedy indeed. Talk about an intriguing read.

Sure, I bought Cliffs Notes—I was eighteen. With a three-hour block of nude figure drawing and rocks to sculpt, who has time to read? Well, I read it. Cover to cover, after which, I read Oedipus, The Iliad, The Odyssey, and a few other Greek tragedies.

I walked away with, not only an "A" in the class, but a love for all things tragic, passionate, and historic. I did receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with which I have enjoyed a rewarding career as a graphic designer for more than fifteen years. I moved on from the ancient authors of yesteryear and became engrossed in the writings of Julie Garwood, Teresa Medeiros, and Gaelen Foley— just to name a few.

Although an artist by profession, I traded my paintbrush for a pen about ten years ago. After writing and illustrating a mystical world of fairies, I began to explore the realm of romance novels. Currently, I work part-time as a College Instructor in St. Louis, Missouri. It is here that I bring my passion for words and the arts into the grueling boredom of lecture to spark the lives of hundreds of young minds.

I reside in Illinois with my husband of nearly fifteen years and my two children. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America® where I serve as the newsletter editor for both the Missouri RWA and Hearts Through History chapters. It is within these organizations where I have found a great deal of support, along with a wealth of knowledge from seasoned authors, workshops, critique groups, and friendly camaraderie.

Every day is a new beginning, as I discover a fascinating character in every person I meet. With every puckered brow or mischievous smile, there's a hero evolving and a heroine fast at his heels.   

Birth Place
Alton, IL USA
Accomplishments

Molly - 2007
Heart of Denver RWA®
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Reveal Your Inner Vixen - 2007
Maryland RWA®
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Rebecca - 2007
Land of Enchantment
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Award of Merritt - 2007
San Antonio RWA®
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Ticket to Write - 2007
Red River RWA®
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Gateway to the Rest - 2006
Missouri RWA®
FIRST PLACE
Historical Category

Hook, Line & Sinker - 2006
Hudson Valley RWA®
FIRST PLACE — OVERALL WINNER

Additional Information

I'm pleased to announce the release of my debut novel, HER ONE DESIRE. Look for it on the shelves July 2008. Published by Kensington Books under the Zebra imprint.



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