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I was born in Toronto, and started writing when I was nine years old. I was so acutely disappointed in the ending of A Tale of Two Cities that I rewrote the last chapter, letting Sydney Carton live – and still made him a heroic character.
Years later, I moved all the way to Southern California, where I found the love of my life. I also found out I really didn't miss all that snow in the winter, and found the courage to finally start writing my own novels, making sure they had happy endings. I wrote eight romance novels before I did it right and sold my first book. Hot Blooded was published by Harlequin in 1988, and since then I’ve sold around forty novels.
I live in the high desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas with my husband, Tom, who meant it when he said he'd be there ‘for better or worse.’ We have three children, who have proven that teenagers really aren't teenagers forever. We also have a huge black-and-white dog named Jack and an ancient Siamese cat named Bailey. To my chagrin, I have found out there is snow in Southern California if you live where the elevation is 4,000 feet or greater! But I’m still writing those happy endings.