I have been writing for as long as I can
remember, winning my first writing award in a
second grade Caldecott Medal contest. Readers'
Digest gave me my very first publishing credit
in April, 1994, and I was hooked. I
seemed to have followed writing contests
around, being a finalist in such online
contests as American Title III, sponsored by
Romantic Times BOOKreview Magazine and
Dorchester Publishing, and two First Chapters
contests, sponsored by Gather.com and Simon
& Schuster/Pocket Books.
My imaginary friend was
Casper the Friendly
Ghost. The little ghoul even had a special
place set for him at our dinner table and got
blamed for many of my childhood mishaps. I grew up watching Bewitched, I
Dream of Jeannie and The Addams Family--my
mom looked like Elizabeth Montgomery and I had
a special Barbie outfit that looked like
Morticia Addams' dress.
My favorite books are Bewitching by
Jill Barnett and A Knight In Shining Armor,
by Jude Devereaux, so it should come as no
surprise that I like to write tongue-in-cheek
lighthearted paranormals and contemporaries.
I love pop culture and manipulating
language, so you'll find lots of puns, double entrendre,
plays-on-words, alliteration, clichés, and
twisting of phrases, as well as several one-liners
in my stories that
give me a few chuckles. I studied Spanish at Penn State (Go Lions!),
lived in Spain, and traveled throughout that
I've always written and still have my
journal from fourth grade where, even then, my
stories were full of fantastical creatures,
whimsy, and magic. I wrote my first romance in
9th grade and still have that story in my
memory chest. Even back then I dreamed of
being a writer.
Now with kids, a house, a social
life (Go Survivor Girls!), a menagerie of
four-legged babies, I get to live my dream of
being a writer!
I also own/operate www.formatting4U.com,
a full-service business to help authors
self-publish their books. Formatting, copy
editing, story editing, cover design,
promotional materials, and more... You make it
sound good, we make it look good!