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I delved into books at an early age; learning about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solving mysteries with Nancy Drew, and wishing I could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Although I often escaped into story worlds, at weekends I was surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins and I've always felt that my sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in my novels, along with couples finding true love.
I like to use different settings to give books a unique sparkle. Many of my first releases were set around my home town in Pennsylvania. Over 80 books later, I now enjoy settings like Northern Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming where the landscape can become as integral to the plot as another character. There is something about canyons, mountains and the ocean that gives me a sense of awe and I like to bring that to my romances as well as mysteries.
Readers often ask me about my past times. I have herb, flower and vegetable gardens that help me relax. In the winter, I cook rather than garden! And all year round I spend most of my time with my husband (who was my college sweetheart), as well as my three cats who are my constant companions. Ebbie, London and our newest rescue kitten Zoie chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding me life isn't all about work, awards and Bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
I love to interact with readers and if you want to get in touch please check out my social links. I hope each and every one of my books brings you reading pleasure and warm feelings to surround your heart.