I’m a late bloomer when it comes to writing. Being born with dyslexia gave me a serious aversion to the written word. I didn’t even learn to read with any proficiency until my mid twenties when I discovered romance novels were worth the effort. I’ve been reading and writing ever since.
My first published romance novel, Drive Me Wild, came out from Dell in 2000 and instantly hit the USA Today bestseller list. I followed that up with eight more contemporary romances from St. Martin’s Press and NAL’s Signet Eclipse imprint.
For someone who once hated the written word, I find it ironic — and exhilarating — that my days are now filled with writing.
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