Saturday, January 1, 2011

"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." -- Frank Muir

Ever wonder if you were born in the wrong time period?  At fourteen, when I began writing seriously, I imagined that instead of going to school like a normal teenager, cracking over books and attending Friday night movies with friends, I should've been dancing a contra with an eligible lord, reading the newest Keats poetry, and taking leisurely strolls through my family's backyard parterre.  While most of my friends were planning their weekend outings, I stayed locked in my room, writing until my fingers cramped. 

Yes, folks. Hand writing. Can you believe it? 

These days I write historical, contemporary, and Harry Potter® fanfiction via my trusty laptop.  My debut novel, Betrothed, was published for Amazon Kindle® in June 2012 and is the first in a series of adult historical romances. The next installment, Enraptured, will be available for purchase in August 2012.  Currently, I'm working on a couple of different young adult novels, both of which have been a lot of fun to write and research. Look for them some time in future!

I am an RWA PRO member, treasurer of my local RWA Chapter, NOLA STARS, and reside in upstate Louisiana with my husband of nine years, our baby son, and four dogs who are doubtless plotting our demise at this very moment. 

When I’m not writing or reading, I enjoy what every girl enjoys:  shopping, chocolate, and a good cup of coffee. Oh, and Junior Mints and Dr. Pepper.

All right, all right. And Simon Baker.

Now we've got that covered, I'd like to formally welcome you to my blog, thank you from the inner cockles of my heart for stopping by, and remind you that when you're reading, you're always write on.

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

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