Write. Edit. Rinse. Repeat.
I write in a tiny corner in the Pacific Northwest, strategically located at the base of my laundry pile and in the fine company of a baby boy, a toddler girl, a little black dog, and a burly artistic husband.
When I’m not sorting and folding, I write like the wind, eat too much cheese and chocolate, and participate in all sorts of rituals aimed at publishing a novel. Only two of these activities are particularly good for me and they are the focus of this blog (but I’ll surely mention cheese and chocolate on occasion).
In my non-writing life, I’ve enjoyed over 17 years in business and administrative services in the software development industry. I’ve had the pleasure of working for Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, and everything in between, which gives me a “Jill of All Trades” perspective that comes in handy when writing various characters. I studied British Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, and later studied Education and Writing & Critical Thinking at Antioch University.
Why do I write romance? Because I believe that love is timeless, that hope is a good thing, and that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a happy ending. I also know that romantic fiction authors absolutely rock as far as supporting each other goes, and the genre is chock-full of opportunities to exercise an incredible level of creativity.
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My recent writing projects include the following novels:
FLANNIGAN’S GRACE is a paranormal romance of approximately 97,000 words, and the first book in a series about the magic-wielding descendants of pre-Celtic demigods.
- Finalist, 2012 Golden Heart® Contest
sponsored by Romance Writers of America®
- First Place, 2011 Dixie First Chapter Contest
sponsored by Magnolia State RWA Chapter
- Second Place, 2011 Fire and Ice Contest
sponsored by Chicago-North RWA Chapter
- Silver Claddagh Award, 2011 Golden Claddagh Contest
sponsored by the Celtic Hearts RWA Chapter
- Runner-up, 2011 Molly Award for Unpublished Writers
sponsored by the Heart of Denver RWA Chapter
- Honorable Mention, 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest (Romance Category)
FLANNIGAN’S TRUTH is a work in progress continuing the themes and characters introduced in FLANNIGAN’S GRACE.
FLANNIGAN’S LOVE is a work in progress continuing the themes and characters introduced in FLANNIGAN’S GRACE.
BOOKISH is a spunky chick-lit style romantic suspense of approximately 85,000 words.
- First Place, 2009 Golden Gateway Contest
sponsored by From the Heart Romance Writers
- Second Place, 2011 Great Beginnings Contest
sponsored by Heart of the West Utah RWA Chapter
- Third Place, 2008 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest