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My writing career grew out of my voracious reading habits as a child. I would manage to read all of my library books, then decide to start writing my own stories to keep me amused until it was time for another round of books from the library. First they were about animals. Then, as my reading tastes changed, so did my writing topics – in the '60s that meant featuring the Beatles as romantic heroes; then I discovered historical romances.
I had my first medieval historical romance, Defiant Heart, published in 1987 and haven’t stopped writing since. In my other life, I have been a full-time emergency room nurse for 28 years, and previously worked as a paramedic and Lifeflight nurse. I now work in a family practice doctor's office while remaining part-time with the E.R. as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or S.A.N.E. I actually find that having two very diverse worlds keeps me more sane in each of them.
I am married to my own real-life hero and have two daughters, two stepdaughters, three grandchildren (with another on the way!), two horses, three dogs, two cats, and we live in rural central Ohio.
The Lion in Winter. Books I love: Katherine by Anya Seton, The Windflower by Laura London, A Rogue in Texas by Lorraine Heath, Parting Gifts by Lorraine Heath and Hot Ice by Nora Roberts