I am one of those rare birds - a California native. I've lived here all my life, and I love it. I married my high school sweetheart, and we have three sons.
I never intended to be a published author. It just happened. I've always loved to read though. The Black Stallion books; Lad, a Dog; Nancy Drew; Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. Then I discovered romance novels. One night, when my husband was at work and my kids were in bed and there was nothing on TV, I sat down and started writing a book of my own. And I've been writing
ever since. Writing as Madeline Baker and Amanda Ashley, I've published 31 books and 5 short stories with Leisure. In addition, I've done two books and one short story with Signet/Topaz.