When I was seventeen, my best friend and I spent our Saturday nights on the carpeted floor of the Romance aisle in the local bookstore. We’d each pick a book with a salacious cover and skim the pages until one of us reached the first love scene. Whichever book got to it first, that was the one we purchased. I’d like to think my process for selecting books has become more discriminating…but there’s still nothing like that first love scene! The pleasure I experience from writing or reading a well-crafted romance novel has only increased with time.
I’m a Southern California native, born and raised. At eighteen, I moved a hundred miles down the coast from Orange County to San Diego to attend college and knew instantly that I’d found my heaven on earth. Meeting the love of my life there was icing on the cake.
I love my life as a writer, wife, and mom. With every unfolding day, the world seems more wondrous, more crowded with possibilities. But while I still harbor dreams of fronting a rock-and-roll cover band, traveling to every corner of the world, and driving a race car, writing and reading romance novels are still my greatest joys.
When I’m not chasing after kids, trying to coax my nervous Siamese cat out from under the bed, or experimenting with cocktail recipes, you can find me hunched over my computer, dreaming up perfectly flawed characters and timeless romances…and those all-important love scenes.