I've dreamed of being a writer since I reported on freelance writing for a career project in the ninth grade. After majoring in English at Western Kentucky University, I taught high school English for five years. Since 1982 I've made my living as a writer - a technical writer! But I didn't have the nerve to make my real dream come true until after a life-threatening illness in 1988.
Persistence pays! My first romance novel was published in 1998. Since then I've published two more novels and continue writing, hoping to sell another book.
I've enjoyed my process of becoming a published author. As a member of the Romance Writers of America , I've been active in my local Kentucky RWA chapter and am a member of Novelist, Inc . My best friends are fellow writers. Who else will check a point plot for me or understand GMC and POV?
Outside of writing, I've spent a lot of time as a single mom raising my two children, who are now adults. My daughter Brenna is a veterinarian and is married to George. My son John is a chef. He's married to Holly and they have a little girl named Cora! My stepdaughter Dana is married to Drew and they have two precious little boys, Will and Nathan. Stepson Matt is in law school in Chicago. I must admit, I'm a proud mom and grand mom.
I live in Louisville, Kentucky, along with two dogs and four cats. I enjoy taking riding lessons on the American Saddlebred Horse . I'm a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association . I also belong to the Louisville Thoroughbred Club and the PBR fan club.
Believe me. Dreams do come true! On January 2, 2000, I married Bill, my soul mate.