Do you remember the first time you picked up a romance novel?
I do. It was at a Lifeline Book Festival twenty years ago. It was Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me and it was an impulse buy that changed my life. In the decades since, romance has provided fantasy worlds I could escape to after long days at work or through more trying times. Romance novels did a lot of emotional heavy lifting in 2020!
I’m excited to have my first novel, How to Survive a Scandal, debuting in 2021 with two more novels scheduled for release in 2022. When I have titles and covers, this will be the first place you’ll hear about it.
What I hope you’ll find in my books are a cast of incredibly complicated characters—flawed, yet loveable. I want to explore love stories that lead to personal growth. I want my characters to help each other become better people. That’s certainly what I think true love is about.
When I’m not reading or writing, I am wrestling with my absurdly large garden (historically, I can’t even keep a cactus alive, so purchasing this home was an interesting choice) or I’m spending time with my husband, my two keyboard cats and a dog that likes to sit at my feet while I write.