I was born and raised in Oregon with an overactive imagination, and have always had a love of words. With the loving support of my husband and son, I'm able to devote a considerable amount of time to my craft.
I enjoy writing erotic romance that delves into the dark realms of paranormal with vampires, shape-shifters, and ghosts, as well as bringing spice to contemporary with ménage, BDSM, and romantic comedy themes. Though my male characters are mainly Alphas with some very endearing qualities, there are a few Betas out there. Bad boys are a personal favorite. Female characters are typically written as strong and independent, with a healthy sex drive and impeccable taste in men. Shifters and vampires will always be my favorite.
While I do write the occasional novel, my preference is for novellas and short stories. The chemistry and attention to the building of the relationship tends to be my focus rather than world building. My writing style has been through many changes, but I believe my voice continues to strengthen. In this business each day I'm a student, and I still don't know where my writing will take me. It's a journey I'm inspired to take thanks to the wonderful readers out there.
Currently I'm published with Ellora's Cave, Samhain Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Resplendence Publishing, Total-e-Bound, Cobblestone Press, and Whiskey Creek Press.
Awards, Achievements, and Honorable Mentions:
Colors: Deep blues and greens
Pastime: Reading, researching for my stories, writing poetry, decorating, watching movies, listening to music, walking on the beach, and most of all spending time with my family.
Authors: Gena Showalter, Jeaniene Frost, Cathryn Fox, Jan Springer, Cheyenne McCray, Kim Harrison, Lora Leigh, Yasmine Galenorn, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Calista Fox, Shayla Black, Shelley Bradley, SJ Day, Sylvia Day, Mackenzie McKade, Vivi Anna, Sasha White, Shiloh Walker, Mandy Roth, NJ Walters, Liddy Midnight, and Rachel Carrington.
Flowers: Blue Butterflies
Animals/Insects: Butterflies, dragonflies, lynx, wolves, all big cats, penguins, and owls.
Cartoon: Spongebob Squarepants
Quote: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." ~ John Lennon
Advice for aspiring writers: Use rejections as tools, stay true to your voice, and never give up on your dreams.