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Often it’s the smallest of things that can have the most significant impact and for me – catching a summer cold was the thing that changed my life forever.
Up until that fateful malady, I had always planned on being an artist and had completed my studies for both a BFA and MFA in the visual arts. Then in June of 1982, I stopped at a local drugstore to pick up cold tablets and tissues and the cashier dropped a free romance novel into my bag. I hadn't read a romance in years but once I arrived home, with nothing to do but sniffle and watch daytime TV, I picked that romance up – and was immediately hooked. For the next six months I read every romance I could get my hands on and somewhere along the way, I decided to try writing one myself.
The moment I put pen to paper, I knew I had found my true calling. In 1996 I took the leap from romance to suspense and have published over thirty novels in total.
I have had the thrill of seeing my work appear on the USA TODAY, New York Times extended, Waldenbooks and amazon.com bestseller lists and in 2002, my novel ‘Bone Cold’ won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence.
Me and my husband - who is as funny as he is handsome, and way too sassy - met in art school and have been together ever since. We have two sons, born nine and a half years apart, and we make our home in the New Orleans area.
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Dead Again and Get Shorty (Okay, so I’m a little strange.)