Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welcome and a Little Bit About Me

Since this is my first post for my site, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself. I am a writer. That's me in a nutshell. I love to create characters and drama in my head and then spill it out onto the page. It's not always that easy though. Sometimes the spill is more like a drip...drip than anything else, but I love it all.

Before I started writing in 2001, my first love was books. Almost from the time I could walk, I have loved becoming immersed in the written word. I devoured Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and all the children's classics. As a teen, I found romance. Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers and Laurie McBain opened my eyes and I discovered a whole new world. In college, I veered toward Stephen King and John Grisham. Then, romance tugged at my heart again and I'm so glad it did!

I live in Alabama with my incredibly supportive husband and two precious but spoiled canines. At one time, I had a career with a major insurance company but decided corporate life just wasn't for me. A couple of years after that, after devouring a book a day, I decided to see if those characters running around in my head would tell me their story. And boy, did they!

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, so when I discovered like-minded people through Romance Writers of America, I was thrilled. I love this organization and all they do to promote the romance genre and its authors.

It took four manuscripts, numerous rejections and almost six years, but on June 5, 2007, I accepted representation from my dream agent. And on July 19, 2007, she sold my romantic suspense trilogy to Ballantine, my dream publisher! Yes, dreams definitely do come true.

My books will be released back to back in May, June and July 2009. Covers are in the works right now and I hope to be able to share them soon. In the meantime, all three books can be pre-ordered from Random House,, Barnes and Noble and Borders, if you feel so inclined. Or you can purchase the first one, RESCUE ME, beginning April 28 wherever books are sold.

I hope you stop by often to visit and read my blog. I'll do my best to blog once a week and keep you informed of what's going on in the journey toward my publication date. Feel free to leave a comment or ask questions. I may not know the answer, but I'll do my best.

Till then, thanks for stopping by. Now, go curl up with a good book!