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About Me

Writing is my life. I spend the bulk of my time concocting new and ingenious ways to make my reader laugh. If I can't make you spill milk on yourself or spew coffee on your screen while reading my work or laugh, cry and feel for my characters along their journey, then I haven't done my job. I take that very seriously. Right now, I'm having a great time being a hybrid author. Essentially, this means I write for a couple of publishers as well as self-publishing all of my historical romances under my indie label of New Independence Publishing.

When I'm not writing, I love to read. I hoard books like they're going out of style and have squirreled them away all over the house. My husband just lifts an eyebrow when I acquire yet another mystery novel or bring home a shiny new piece of romance or download yet another book, or several, onto my Kindle. What can I say? I love reading which is why I'm a writer. I've always had a love affair with the English language in general and vocabulary in particular. One of the reasons why I began writing was to write the sort of story lines and see the sort of characters I wanted to get lost in.

When writing and reading aren't occupying my time, I'm a freelance editor. So, if you're an author looking for an editor, just visit the Editing tab on this website for my rates and services. I'd love to work with you!

Oh, then there's my other love--baking. Cookies, cakes, lasagna, whatever. Cooking frees my mind and gets the creative juices flowing. There's nothing more rewarding than pulling a dish out of the oven in all its golden, brown, and delicious glory. When I suffer from writer's block, the kitchen's the first place I head. Of course, this means I often have a surplus of baked goods that must be given away, and recently, the hubby and I have started eating a mostly vegetarian diet. That's some creative cooking I have to say!

My new endeavor around the home front this spring will be gardening. I'm planning a bee and butterfly garden as well as a veggie patch. There will also be birdfeeders for the added entertainment.

In case you're wondering, I've been married thirteen years to the most wonderful, patient, funny guy in the world and we have no children. Caturday is coming soon, which means we'll be adopting two kitties now that we've moved into our forever house. My husband and I call central Indiana home and if you can't find us here, we're probably laughing like kids and setting our imaginations free in Walt Disney World or wandering around the rest of the United States.

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