When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a lawyer or a teacher (and, briefly, President of the United States!) or maybe an actress. As I got older, the goals remained the same, but with some narrowing of avenues for these fields.
As it happened, I did study Constitutional Law. I became a teacher. I never have acted professionally, but as a teacher, one is in front of an audience (a captive one!) for hours every day. In addition, I became the Drama Ministry Director for a church at one point. I also went to seminary and into the paid ministry, which was never on my childhood list of Things to be When I Grow Up.
However, all these avenues lost their charm.
And then, one day, while reading about how to get work as a reader for publishing houses, the idea struck me: I’ve read hundreds of romance novels; surely I could write one!
Eventually, after sleepless nights and a hundred ideas, I sat down at midnight on the morning of December 1, 1997 and started writing – longhand – my first novel. I kept at it for six hours before I thought, “I could have been typing this and saved myself this cramp in my hand!”
I wrote six full-length romances that year. None of them turned out to be the nice, sweet fare I had been hoping to create. In my first book, I killed off most of an entire family before the end of the first chapter, maimed my hero one-third of the way through the book, and never seemed able to catch the tone of the light, witty repartee I had envisioned creating!
I may not write the Classic Regency Romance Novel, but I do think that some of my stories are worth reading. On these pages, I will introduce them to you and you may decide for yourself.
Éire’s Viking (Book 2 of the Éire’s Viking Trilogy) – Historical romance
Making a Diamond – Christian Romance. Family-oriented, sweet romance.
An Unexpected Woman — Christian Romance. Light and sweet with a dash of suspense!
Summer’s Music — Christian Romance. A story about coming home.
Éire’s Captive Moon –(Book 1 of the Éire’s Viking Trilogy) Historical fiction with a dash of fantasy.
Silent Music — Contemporary Christian Romance
Faith Under Fire — Christian Romantic Suspense. (Very first self-published novel.)
Two of my titles that do not appear on my website are FAITH UNDER FIRE and GARRISON’S GIRL.