I’m an author of contemporary romance, represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
In 2013, I won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award® for a story that became This Thing Called Love, my first novel, a small town romance that’s heartwarming, a bit funny, and a little sexy. The Golden Heart contest changed my life forever and put me on the amazing rollercoaster ride of being a published author. Luckily, the name of that first book got changed–the initial title was Baby on Board! Help!, a title my husband thought of minutes before I had to hit the Send button. Imagine that name being called out in front of 2000 people at the National Romance Writers of America conference. Yeah.
I also write the same kinds of stories for Entangled Indulgence–the Indulgence line is stories about wealthy alpha guys and the women that tame them…except my alphas have definitely got a softer side to them.
In 2018, I’ll be publishing with Grand Central’s Forever Romance line. More heartwarming and humorous stories, heavy on family and relationships. I’m very excited about that!
I write romance because I love stories about the experience of being human, and love is the universal experience we all share. I also love stories that have happy endings and make me laugh. I hope my stories make you laugh a little, too.
For about five years before writing contemporary romance, I wrote Regency and early Victorian historical romance (those stories are still under my bed and probably will be forever, as there’s a reason they weren’t published) and I still love to read historical romance. I hold a masters degree in Literature and read widely across many genres. I love Jane Austen and am a total John Keats fan girl! I’m always reading multiple books going at once and almost never go anywhere without one. My favorite books are ones that hit you right in the heart. And have happy endings. And make me laugh. Sad book, unhappy ending–um, no thanks. Well, maybe for good discussion purposes. Maybe.
I am a proud member of my local RWA chapter, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, which mentored me on my journey as a writer. I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband and three kids, who are all in college or grad school now!
If I’m not writing or reading, I’m probably biking in our beautiful Northern Ohio MetroParks, or watching The Bachelor with my girlfriends (and complaining about what a trashy show it is, lol!).
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