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I was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, the youngest – but by no means the quietest – of seven children. In my family, books were recycled almost as often as clothes. Westerns, espionage, fantasy, sci-fi, romance... I ended up loving them all.
That, combined with an overactive imagination, a strong dependence on coffee and an unwavering belief in 'happily-ever-after' seemed to do the trick. When my son was almost a year old, I quit my job in the health insurance industry and became a full-time mom. Within weeks, I drove my husband crazy with phone calls – several a day – just to have an adult conversation. One day I complained about a particularly bad book (my opinion, of course) and he came home with a laptop and challenged me to write a book of my own.
So I did.
Even though I’ve been writing seriously for over five years now, I still struggle to balance my writing career with that of being a full-time mom – but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Some years ago, I moved from Denver with my husband and children, to northern California where we live today. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me hanging with my kids, golfing, reading and taking in late-night movies with my husband.