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My first love was reading. From the age of ten I read everything I could get my hands on. I was seventeen the first time I closed a book and thought, I want to do that. Write a story that good. It took a few years, but I finally published my first novel, joining the ranks of contemporary fiction authors. I included everything I love in a book. It's a romance story, has suspense and surprise, and with book two, became a women's fiction series.
I'm still a voracious reader, currently residing in a rural area of the mid-west. After living in various parts of the U.S. and traveling abroad, I recently moved into the very same home where I grew up. I enjoy country living: ours is a small community, and everyone knows everybody. The culture of the city also draws me in: the shopping, dining, and the opera and ballet.
I love traveling, especially to other countries, and I speak Spanish. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising. Home decorating is one of my favorite things. Of course I love to read, and I'm a published poet. I like baking pies and drinking ale. Oh, and I like playing cornhole, and I spend way more time than I should playing computer games.
My sidekick is a tiny Yorkshire terrier named Georgie Doodlebug. I call her GiGi. She's my fur baby.
Check out my Author Interview with Book Goodies. I talk about what inspires me to write, my writing process, and my take on the future of book publishing. Bookgoodies.com is a great site, with lots of giveaways, featured free and bargain books, and a book gift guide.
Recipe for Double Pie Crust
2 1/2 C unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp table salt
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 C lard
1/4 C vodka
1/4 C ice water
After combining all ingredients, divide in half. Refrigerate in plastic wrap for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes at room temperature. Roll with up to 1/2 C flour for surface and pin. (The vodka will evaporate, leaving the crust flaky and makes the crust easier to work.)