Trust love to heal yesterday and promise tomorrow. But don’t expect it to be easy… or safe. – Eva Jameson
Romantic, emotional stories with a lot of intensity and danger are my favorites. Both hero and heroine are flawed and broken, and through coming together in the midst of a deadly situation, they discover the power of their relationship and healing power of love.
A few years ago, I was researching MBA programs for my husband and got distracted by an ad for MFA programs in creative writing. I’ve dreamt of writing romances since my grandmother gave me some of her old Harlequins in high school. OK, I’ll admit, I might have been having a bit of a mid-life crisis. My boss asked me why I couldn’t just do write a book on my own, and my answer: “If I could have, I would have by now.”
After a lot more research and with an amazing amount of support from my husband, I earned my MFA program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Penn. The Writing Popular Fiction program is the only one in the country geared toward genre fiction. We have writers of romance, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, young adult and mystery. I love being back to writing and even back to school. (Telling my girls, “Mommy has to do her homework,” was awesome.)
I have completed my first, full-length romantic suspense novel, The Earth Moved. I’m planning a three-book series, with each of my three couples coming together the first time because of some sort of natural disaster. Future books are The Floodgates Opened and The Sky Fell. I am a member of Romance Writers of America, and the Kiss of Death, Dallas Area, and North Texas chapters of RWA.
On a personal side, I have found my own happily ever after in an idyllic suburb of Dallas with my high school sweetheart and two amazing teen daughters who keep me busy with theatre rehearsals, theatre workdays, theatre programs, theatre costumes… notice the pattern here? (And two of the cutest puppies anywhere – Pepper and Jane, named after Iron Man’s and Thor’s girlfriends, Pepper Potts and Jane Foster.)
I am a graphic designer with many years’ experience (the last 12 in a large church). Previously, I’ve had my own advertising design agency specializing in billiards and was editor of a weekly community newspaper. Originally from central New York, I grew up in South Florida and did my undergrad work in journalism and economics at Berry College. Any free time I find, I’ll spend watching sports (Go Stars!) and reading.