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Was I born with the dream of becoming a published writer? Absolutely not! But with the upcoming publication of my fortieth book for Harlequin Books, I still believe that my dream has come true. I am proud to have won several awards for my writing, including a RITA® Award nomination, an Award of Excellence, a Holt Medallion, three Golden Leaf awards, five Golden Quill awards and most recently a Booksellers' Best Award.
Who do I credit for my writing success? My parents, of course. Thanks to my father, I became an avid reader of popular fiction at an early age. And it was my mother who first handed me a romance novel to read, saying, 'Try it. You'll like it.' And I certainly did. I love writing for Harlequin because it allows me to tell so many different kinds of stories – from Gothic romances to mystery/adventure and romantic comedies.
I am the proud mom of three sons. I live in upstate New York, and when I'm not busy writing my next story, I teach in the writing program at Syracuse University and frequently fly to Florida to play with my grandchildren.