about imageI've always loved history. Read my first historical romance when then new author Rosemary Rogers swept the college campuses. I hate to admit how many years ago that was, but I was forever hooked on the romantic recipe of history, love, with an added pinch of mystery. I grew up immersed in the culture of my father's old Southern family and write with a Southern flavor. I think it was my sense of wonderment when visiting my grandmother's home as a child that now bubbles upward into my writing of today, creating steamy nights of intrigue and romance.Ooo…Hush….

Ihad been writing for years, but seriously pursued publication in 2009.Seeking authenticity for my first novel, I researched hundreds of books, visited numerous Civil War battlefields, and toured antebellum homes.My mission for authenticity brought me to the barn. I decided as an historical writer, I needed to know more about horses. So with notebook in hand, I went in for my first lesson. Well that was twelve years ago, and I'm still learning, still riding, and now own three horses.

When it came to putting pen to paper, I found my story-telling voice, as my heroine simply stepped into Shadows of a Southern Moon, winning the 2010 EPIC Award for Best Historical Romance and launching my writing career.I'm now an award winning, multipublished author. What a journey it has been.

I live in the Kettle Moraine area of southeastern Wisconsin where glaciers once ruled and left the land beautiful carved with rolling hills and rock. When not writing, I'm at the barn spoiling my incredibly beautiful and much-loved horses. I enjoy horseback riding, backyard birding, and admit to being a gardening addict. Having spun stories in my head for years, I can't describe the excitement of seeing my dream come true as my characters spring to life and step within the beautifully bound pages of a romance novel.