Living in New York State's Finger Lakes countryside, is a big plus given the four major seasons and the festivities that take place throughout the year. Situated in the country, I sometimes feel like Snow White and Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty--all those Disney characters who are surrounded by wildlife. There are an assortment of critters either hopping, munching, flying, or slinking around my house--deer, rabbits, birds, raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, fox, and even an occasional bear! OH! MY! I never know who or what is going to show up in my neck of the woods. But the countryside is peaceful and allows me the quiet quality time I need to write.
My love of writing started when I was a young girl who fell in love with reading. Belonging to a book club of various genre growing up, then frequenting the library to get my hands on the latest Nancy Drew, Dana Girls,and Trixie Belden. Later I discovered Agatha Christy, and while working at Cornell University's Olin Library, I frequented the Crime Club Selection. Later, my sister introduced me to Harliquin, and I fell in love with reading and thoughts of writing. I became curious as to what it took to write a book--tell a story. It wasn't until later in life that I decided I wanted to create my own stories. And so it began. First I dabbled in children's literature, travel features for international and major magazines, local newspaper features, and then setting my goal to write a full-length romance novel.