Available 5/17/13
It's a funny thing--most writers find it hard to write about themselves. Hand us an opening line or a visual prompt or an intriguing scenario and BAM! We're off the the races! Ask us to tell you about ourselves and you'll see a lot of glancing around, throat-clearing, and general delaying tactics.

Okay, maybe it's just me.

Honestly, I've been writing stories and poems since I could put words on paper. I remember I was in grade school when I proudly set up a tiny typing table, complete with manual typewriter, typing eraser, and dictionary, in the bedroom I shared with my sister. My first opus was a Christmas play where Santa Claus told the true story of Christmas and was diligently researched using the family Bible. I went on to write the prerequisite teen-angst poetry and various tales of fantasy.

In 2000, I decided it was time to get serious about this thing called writing. I joined a local critique group, RichWriters, and they helped me hone my craft while exposing me to their various writing styles and genres. A second critique group, WritersEndeavor, has also helped to mold my writing, with their focus on our shared genres, fantasy and science fiction.

The Wild Rose Press
I sold a couple of short stories to ezines and then sold my first novella, The Festival of The Flowers: The Courtesan and The Scholar, to The Wild Rose Press.

Collector's Item will be released on May 17, 2013 by The Wild Rose Press. Early release date January 2013 on Kindle.

I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Virginia Romance Writers, and James River Writers organizations.

I live in Central Virginia with my uber-supportive husband and one less-than-interested cat.

No comments: