I wrote my first novel when I ran out of books that I liked to read. Rosemary for Remembrance, published by HarperCollins, was a romantic suspense nominated for a Romantic Times Award for Best Contemporary Romantic Novel. My second effort, Wedding Chimes, Assorted Crimes, was comedy romantic mystery published by Five Star. In late 2014 and early 2015, I had three books published, A Cozy Country Christmas, Fairy Christmas, Darling and Love Has the Best Intentions, all by Melange Books. In 2015, my first two novels were released as e-books by Diversion Books. I’ve also got several projects underway, including a four book mystery series and a boxed set scheduled for Christmas, 2016.
My favorite authors are too numerous to list here, including my fellow writers in Northern Lights Writers. I’m also a huge fan of some of the mainstays of the romantic suspense and mystery club, such as Barbara Peters, Agatha Christie and Rex Stout. Nora Roberts is a writer who has a real way with words. I also love the giggles I get reading Jane Austen and have often travelled on hobbit adventures. Terry Prachett provides head splitting humor that twists my funny bone in excruciatingly wonderful ways.
My love affair with words continues. God has blessed me, not only by sparing my life after several bouts with cancer, but by being my refuge and strength on a daily basis. For further details about my writing journey, click here to read my blog entry on the ACFW Minnesota NICE web site.