I’d like to share a little background information about myself. Most people don’t know this, but I’m a GRITS – Girl Raised in the South – without the accent now. Originally from New Bern, North Carolina, I grew up loving the ocean, sound of the waves, beaches, and outdoors. I spent most of my teenage years and adult life in the Midwest and call Champaign, Illinois home.
When I was young, I read every Nancy Drew book published. I’ve always read romance novels and fantasized about being a published author. They say write what you love to read—that is why I write contemporary romantic suspense. Adding a paranormal flair to my novels makes writing and research more exciting!
I am truly blessed to have followed my dream of writing later in life. My first published venture was a family cookbook, which can be ordered in the Books Section, and contains many of my family’s favorite recipes.
My strong roots in the Midwest coaxed me to place my first two novels in a small Midwestern town. My first novel, Uncharted Depths, received a Reader’s View award. The Apparition was published a few years later and received great reviews. Wicked Moon was released October 2014 in Cape Cod and all profits go to The Simes Foundation. A real mansion is the backdrop for this romantic suspense with a paranormal flair. Will there be a sequel to Wicked Moon?
I’m truly blessed to have a wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and two gorgeous granddaughters, Marissa and Olivia. I cherish every moment with them! I’m also blessed to be surrounded by a loving large family, loyal friends, and incredibly fun golfing friends that keep me in trouble, on and off the links. And, of course, I can’t leave out Coco—my faithful, sweetheart Bichon.
I’ve learned life can throw some pretty tough curve balls, but those difficult times reinforced my faith, strength, desire, and gratitude that we can achieve what we set out to do—never give up on your dreams—reach for those stars, as they are within reach.
Best wishes always,