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I’m not one of those people who always knew she wanted to be a writer. I actually wanted to be a ballerina, but puberty failed to deliver the required swan-like elegance. That dream scuttled, and I went on to get my masters degree in English (I have the bartending skills to prove it). At my husband’s insistence, I quit teaching in 2007 to write full-time, and in May 2008, sold my first book to Harlequin’s London office. That book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement, debuted at number nine on the Borders Series Bestseller list and won the 2009 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best First Book.
Since then, my books have appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Borders, and Bookscan bestseller lists, and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. (And, yes, that’s really cool.)
I’m married to my college sweetheart, whom I affectionately (but appropriately) call my Darling Geek, and am Mom to the most brilliant and beautiful child on the planet (aptly nicknamed Amazing Child). I started taking yoga-based fitness because I eat way too many jelly beans while writing, and became an instructor once I figured out that spending time with my butt over my head helped spark my creativity. More than one sticky plot point has been solved in the Down Dog position. I have no hobbies because I don’t have time, but if I did, they’d include knitting, skiing and ballroom dancing, because they sound like they might be fun.
Baz Lurhman’s Romeo + Juliet