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My earliest writing efforts often involved rearranging the characters or ending of a book I'd just finished reading – usually to provide a happily-ever-after result! My love of a happy endings and my addiction to romance novels eventually led me to start writing my own stories, and I published my first romance novel more than 10 years ago. I am still thrilled every time I see my name on the cover of a book.
When I'm not writing, I practice veterinary medicine in Chicago. Not only do I love treating my patients and helping their owners, but my 'day job' provides me with wonderful characters and inspiring stories for my books. Two of my books feature heroines who are veterinarians – a composite of all the wonderful I've ones known and worked with.
At home, I share my life with three cats, a succession of dogs and birds and a wonderful family. I've been married for over 20 years to the love of my life and we have three daughters. We love to travel together, and our favourite vacations are hiking in national parks.