I have wanted to write ever since Jo March grumbled, “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” Instantly, I was transported back to the 19th century. I fell in love with the four Little Women and the author who brought them to life. I was nine. Later that year, I ran the flat prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder and climbed the big hill with Betsy, Tacy, and Tib. Those stories transported me to a different world, and I wanted to write. I wanted to bring characters and history to life and make them as vivid and dynamic as Louisa, Laura, and Maude had made their characters for me. I began to write, and write I did; poetry, fiction, short stories, literary fiction, history novels.. and then I discovered romance novels.
I fell in love with the romance genre and decided I would write one. After all, how hard could it be? (Those of us who write them, know the answer to that, don’t we?) Since then, I’ve been writing historical romance. I have two books set in 17th century England and two partials in the Victorian Era. You see, not only did I fall in love with romance, I fell in love with history.
My goal is to transport readers back in time. Like Louisa, like Laura, like Maude, along with a great number of fabulous writers I’ve read and writers I am lucky enough to know. If I can provide a few hours of escape to a time without cell phones, tweets, and outside distractions, if I can transport a reader to a place where ghosts roam in drafty old castles, or a wild storm races across the prairie, or a girl rescues her lover from a deadly enemy then I will be doing my job.