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A Little Something About Me

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The Short Version:

Anything-but-Ordinary is a creed I try to reflect in my writing. Though all of my books have a paranormal twist, the main focus remains love, loyalty and the struggle for redemption. My writing has won numerous awards and appeared on several best seller lists. (Amazon, Fictionwise and All Romance Ebooks)

I live in Colorado with my high school sweetheart turned husband of many years. With a pampered cat curled on the corner of my desk, I dream of faraway worlds and larger than life adventures—and wouldn’t have it any other way!

The Long Version:

When my parents realized I had an aptitude for storytelling—okay, even at an early age I was a consummate liar—they encouraged me to find constructive ways to put all that “creativity” to use. I wrote my first novel when I was in junior high school. It was a typical teenage girl’s fantasy about being kidnapped by a rock star, finding out he was really a misunderstood millionaire’s son, and living happily ever after with the reformed rebel…

I married my high school sweetheart—right out of high school—and everyone told us it wouldn’t last. Then, the boys came along. Chris and Randy. Both of whom refuse to respond to the names I chose for them, Christopher and Randall. Typical. But even in the chaos of raising a family, the writing bug never left me, nor did my tendency to embellish…

For my birthday one year, Scott, my amazing husband of many years—remember the high school sweetheart everyone said wouldn’t stick around—got me a membership in Romance Writers of America. I read, I studied, and suddenly I wondered if I was as entertaining as my friends seemed to think. So, I entered contests…

I’m now a bonafide contest junkie. For several years I used contests as my critique partner. I learned from the judges’ comments, after I’d finished crying and calling them terrible names, of course, and I entered more contests. Then, something amazing happened. I began to see my name among the finalists. Around 2000, I even started winning

Around 2000, I also joined Colorado Romance Writers and discovered the joy of interacting with others who share my passion for the creative process. I learned about email loops and “social networking”. Michele Chambers and I became critique partners…

On April 21st, 2004, I received “the call” every aspiring writer longs to hear. The innovative, rapidly-growing e-publisher Loose Id offered to publish my books. Contracts with New Concepts Publishing and Ellora’s Cave soon followed, and I was on my way…

Now I spend my days, and many of my nights, trying to keep up with the characters springing to life within my mind. I find creative ways of avoiding errands and housework, because I can’t drag myself away from my computer. And every day I thank God I was able to quit my day job and actively pursue my dream!

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Published February, 2007 Dream Warriors Omnibus . Ontarian Chronicles 1: Taken by the Storm . . Dream Warriors 3: Kane . . . Perfect 10 Award – 2005 Ontarian Chronicles 2: Operation Hydra . . Perfect 10 Award – 2005 Ontarian Chronicles 1: Taken by the Storm . . Pre-Published 2003 Jasmine Contest Born of …

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