First, let’s talk about you. If you’re the kinda gal who likes your romances full of spicy love scenes, quirky characters and small town southern settings, you’re in the right place. Your keeper shelf might be loaded with books by writers like Jill Shalvis, Ruthie Knox and Shannon Stacey.
I write so you can escape—if only for a couple hours—to a place where you blow off the laundry, let the kids eat cereal for dinner, and forget the mini-van needs two new tires and your boss is the south end of a northbound mule. When you read one of my books, I hope you are entertained, fall in love and laugh aloud at least once. And hey, if you’re inspired to have a hot round of sex with your significant other? Amen, sister!
When people ask me what I write, I tell them genre fiction, entertainment, pure cane sugar brain candy. And I’m damn proud of it. In a world where our news is full of negative messages and images, we could all use a little happily ever after.
So I write sass kickin’ contemporary and paranormal romance and I LOVE my work. Who wouldn’t with all these perks?
- I’m surrounded by hot Texas heroes.
- If someone pisses me off, I can kill ’em off (on the page, of course).
- My boss doesn’t throw a hissy fit if I show up in flip flops and PJ bottoms.
- My benefits package includes unlimited coffee refills, Charmin toilet paper and Bring Your Dog to Work Day everyday.
- No one calls the Employee Assistance Program when they overhear me mumbling to myself, pacing behind my desk or gesturing like crazy into thin air.
One of the nicest ways I’ve ever been described is “Big Texas in a small package.” I’m an obsessive list-maker. And my friends and family describe me as “outspoken” and “candid.” Let’s be honest, what they’re tactfully trying to say is that I’m tactless.
I drive a convertible SmartCar (no, I will not die if I hit a deer), eat ketchup on my grits (yes, I know it’s gross) and love my cowboy boots (yes, I plan to own a custom pair some day!). One of my dreams is to go skydiving, but so far, I’ve been stopped by the concern I’ll wet my pants and the folks below will think they’ve been caught in the world’s narrowest rain storm.
Originally I’m from a Texas town smaller than the ones I write about, but since I left my hometown, I’ve lived and traveled all over the world. I’ve visited places like Abu Dhabi, the Canary Islands, Sri Lanka and Guthrie, Oklahoma. And if you’d told me twenty years ago I would someday live in the Middle East and Los Angeles, I would’ve said you were a couple sandwiches shy of a picnic. Now, I live in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy and Bad Dog. Our most recent family addition is Pharaoh, a Canine Companions for Independence puppy we’re raising.
I’d love to chat with you, so why don’t you come by the house for dinner and a glass of wine?
Happy reading, y’all!