Doreen credits her father for her writing career. A veritable bookworm, she passed up the candy and toys her peers chose as rewards for good grades and asked her father for one book per ĎAí. He, thrilled that she shared his love for the written word, agreed. Doreenís library grew in leaps and bounds. Her father read the stories she wrote between report cards and proclaimed to all who would listen that one day he would hold a book written by his talented daughter. His support continued while she acquired her college degree in English and Publishing. When life and love put her writing career on hold, he reminded her of it constantly until she returned to writing and achieved their dream.
Erotica has always intrigued Doreen. From the first time she stumbled upon her fraternal grandmotherís True Confession magazines and read every one, she discovered that she had dark desires that fueled many erotic fantasies. She held them at bay--to a certain degree--until she met and married her own kinky hero, one who shared her second great love, horror.
Not many will brag that their children watched horror movies while still sucking on bottles, but Doreen does. She feels it has created a unique bond between her four children, one that links her two teens with her two youngest. A romantic at heart, itís no wonder she considers Dracula the greatest romance of all time and has created a series that brings the two lovers back together. Hunting Diana, book one of The Vampires of Mina's Cove is her first paperback and has already hit multiple bestseller lists and been nominated for awards.
She writes constantly, losing herself in the worlds she creates, crying as she writes tragic scenes for the characters she creates, characters she sees as living, breathing people who eventually tell her where the story will lead and end. A columnist for Suite ezine, she occasionally releases her inner comic. When not writing, promoting, or enjoying her time with her family, Doreen spends most of her time interacting and forming friendships with her readers.