While following my husband around the country for his Air Force career, I’ve worked as a programmer, a business school instructor, and a manufacturing engineer, but I’ve always, always wanted to be a writer. Now I’m spending my days trying to silence my left brain and coax stories of romance and suspense from my creative side, and sharing my love of Scrivener with other writers through my online classes and my book Scrivener For Dummies.
Since I’m all about education (that MS in Industrial Technology is just story fodder now), I joined the Romance Writers of America (RWA) in March 2009, and am a member of Southern Magic, Washington Romance Writers, and Kiss of Death. I attend seminars and monthly meetings to network, learn more about the craft of writing, and surround myself with others who understand the writer’s life. I also regularly read how-to books on writing, and study the works of my favorite authors to figure out how they did it. (A thinly veiled excuse to read…) In 2011, I was a Golden Heart® Finalist for my manuscript BLIND FURY.
While I read many genres of fiction and nonfiction, including many subgenres of romance, my writing is focused mainly on romantic suspense. Want to know why I write romance? Read this.
In my spare time, I like to jog/work out, explore the local area with my family, travel, and indulge my reading addiction. I live in northern Virginia with my husband, two teenage boys, and the world’s laziest golden retriever.
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Scrivener For Dummies (Aug 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN 9781118312476)
BLIND FURY – Romantic Suspense – 85K
~ Finalist – 2011 Golden Heart®
~ 1st Place – 2011 The Sandy Contest
~ 2nd Place – 2011 Between the Sheets Contest
SLOW BURN - Romantic Suspense – 60K
COUNTING ON YOU – Contemporary Romance – 55K
~ 1st Place – 2009 Heart-to-Heart Contest
WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOOKING - Contemporary Romance – 55K