So you want to know more about me? Here goes, but don't say I didn't warn you...brevity is not my strong suit.
I have been obsessed with books, both reading and writing them, for my entire life. It didn't have to be a story, either, by the way. True confession time: I used to read the encyclopedia when I was a child. What's an encyclopedia, you ask? (gasp, I'm fanning myself here) Google/Wikipedia in book form without electronic search. But I digress... I was that kid who used to beg her mother to take her to the public library. Yes, and eyeglasses completed that nerd picture. As a child, I wrote a book and entered it into the county fair, where I placed 2nd or 3rd, I don't remember. I think I won a prize of $2. I never cashed the check, and saved it instead. The book was a haunted house mystery, and I drew the pictures and art inside it, too.
In terms of what I read, I think I may have read a bit too far up the age bracket. During my younger years (AHEM), they used to make Danielle Steel books (she's a tremendous novelist and bestseller, for those unfamiliar) into TV movies. I loved Jewels, even though it was somewhat sad. I wasn't big on unhappy endings, or books with sad parts. I've always been an HEA kinda girl. I remember I read No Greater Love...oh boy, open the flood gates of tears. I didn't read another Danielle Steel book after that one. Fast forward to my mid to late teens, and early 20s in college, and I discovered historical romance novels. Give me a Scottish Highlander in a kilt any day of the week, and I'm a happy girl.
I discovered another great subgenre. A time-traveling romance? I didn't know those existed, but boy, was I in love with those books. I ended up reading and falling in love with them, especially the Scottish ones. So yep, I'm a diehard historical/Scottish Highlander fan! Love my Scots and clans. I ended up staying up all hours of the night reading (and writing), foregoing school and college work (shhh, I still passed).
How did I get into paranormal romance novels, you ask? I remember my mom telling me about a vampire romance book in late 1999 and early 2000. A what?, I asked her, confused. Surely those ugly beings didn't have a romantic bone in their dead, soulless bodies?! But alas, I read one of her books to see what the hype was about, and I fell in love with this subgenre, too. Ugh, I know, I know...I'm a sucker for romance. I don't deny it!
So now you must be wondering when I began writing novels. I began writing historical romance novels during my early college years. I did not publish that first novel or the four that followed, but they were Scottish Highland romances.
So here I am. I tried the traditional route of publishing, and for many reasons, decided that indie publishing was more up my alley. Maybe I'm a control freak- sorry, can't confirm or deny! I am always thinking of my plots, books, characters, current books, and future series that I have yet to pen, but yearn to write. I enjoy developing worlds, and creating characters who are dynamic and relatable.
There you have it. That's me. I'm long-winded, yes...I know. (PS, I warned you before you started) On another short note (promise), I live with my husband, toddler, and stubborn fur-children. This is my life, and I'm lucky to live it.
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