Since picking up my first romance novel some ten years ago, Iíve known my calling. In my youth, I wrote of love, and all the struggles and heartaches in trying to achieve the perfect happiness. But aside from the love, I enjoyed putting my characters through trials and tribulations, setting them in scary places or having them struggle with difficulties. I didnít write mushy romance, and so I thought there was no place for someone with my style of writing. Then I picked up a Nora Roberts novel and I found my voice.
Her stories spoke to me, told me I wasnít the only person out there that enjoyed some real meat in my stories.
So with my loving husbandís persistence, I looked at publishers.
And received enough rejections to wallpaper a room.
Undaunted, I plugged on, honing in on my skills, bettering myself as a writer. I entered a contest in the fall of 2006 with Linden Bay Romance, and wound up in the top three. Though my story didnít win, I was encouraged to send in more work. And so I did.
Kidnapped, my first novel was published in February, 2007, followed by Secrets of the Dead in June of 2007. On November 15th, book one in a three part series, Discovery in Passion, became my third book published with Linden Bay romance. Books, two and three will be released in 2008.
I never gave up on writing, though I came close after receiving rejection after rejection. I owe a great deal of my success to my editor, and her persistence in teaching me the error of my ways. And, to my wonderful husband for his love and support and for seeing something in me that I was unsure of.