Who am I and why do I write?

I live in Southern California with my husband, who is also my best friend. Together, we raised two children, one of whom is married and the parent of three grown sons. The other is an aerospace engineer who made watching The Big Bang Theory seem oddly familiar.

I started writing when a co-worker challenged me to write my own book after I complained about a disappointing story. I attended a local chapter of Romance Writers of America where I learned a lot and left the meeting with a new story idea. I was an interpretor-aide for the County School's Deaf Program at the time, and the new story, about the reconciliation of the parents of a deaf child, evolved from that experience.

At the urging of friends and critique partners, I entered the Golden Heart Contest for Unpublished Writers. Silent Song was one of six finalist in the short contemporary category, and it eventually sold to Kensington Publishing. 

I taught art and English at the high school level, and between the regular changes of teaching assignments, and family obligations, writing was put on hold for several years. Once I retired, however, characters and story ideas began dancing in my head again, but now they danced to Regency music. The Wolverton World was born with Scandalizing the Duke (available now), along with Chasing Scandal (a summer release) and Scandal's Choice (next fall).

When I'm not writing I like to paint and pursue photography or answer the question, "I wonder where that road goes."