| I spent my early years in the country with my five brothers and two sisters, climbing apple trees, hunting crawfish in the creek, and playing in the life-size covered wagon my father built. I was a dreamer and a talker and made up enough stories to drive my siblings nuts. My mother finally gave me a diary and there began my life as a writer, although I didn't realize it until much later in life.
The publication of my first novel, SHADES OF HONOR, the leading book in a planned trilogy for St. Martin's Press launched my career as a romance author.
I am the winner of numerous writing awards, including the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Award.
I now weave my stories from my home nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in upstate New York.
When not writing, my husband and I love to attend music events, sometimes performing in our own band, or sitting-in with musician friends.
I enjoy writing articles and speaking on self-esteem and motivation issues, as well as the craft of writing.