Love. Passion. Hope. Second chances. Romance is all about finding that perfect someone with whom we'll spend a lifetime.
Passion comes from the soul, and writing holds a special place in mine. Passion for writing keeps me up in front of my word processor long past the dictates of my better judgment. It draws energy from every cell of my body, allowing me to paint images with words in way that continually amaze me.
Writing romance became an obsession late in life. The urge to create with words had bogged down from years of building a career in the visual arts and raising a child. When writing resurfaced abruptly, it surprised the heck out of me. It insisted being something other than the sci-fi/fantasy and heavy social commentary of my youth. Romance was something I had never attempted, yet it clicked with me in a way I still do not fathom.
I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, Indiana Chapter, and numerous other organizations. My poetry and short fiction have garnered a few awards over the years, and I occasionally write articles for niche magazines. Home is Southwestern Indiana, along the Ohio River, and close enough to Kentucky that I have developed a slight Southern drawl, y’all.
“The Rocky Road” Series is about one woman’s journey through trauma and tragedy, and how the power of love keeps her moving forward. It touches on the sensitive topic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the different ways in which people deal with wounds that never heal, yet somehow find strength and courage to love again.
Check out this terrific book trailer created for my romantic suspense series by Justice Riccardi!