I was born in Washington, D. C. and grew up in the Maryland suburbs. Growing up near the Nation’s Capital and in the heart of the original thirteen colonies, I have a passion for all things historical. My first love, at the age of five, was ballet. For the next thirteen plus years, I ate, slept, and breathed dance classes. Being raised on the East Coast, I love the ocean! To me, there is no more soothing sound in the world than the kiss of the surf as it reaches the sand.
I became an avid reader riding the bus to junior high—15 miles each way. My love of all things Regency began during that time when I read my first Regency novel, The Scapegrace, by Sylvia Thorpe. At fourteen I was introduced to Gone with the Wind and Pride and Prejudice, which quickly became my favorite books. I read historical novels, mysteries, and biographies almost exclusively. It takes an extremely talented author or a really good modern JAFF plot to bring my reading out of the past.
When not engrossed in a good book, I love to bake, cook, and scrapbook, though writing JAFF stories is rapidly moving to the top of the list. My guilty pleasure is buying bunches of tulips for my table when they are in season.
I currently make my home in Denton, Texas. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jim, for 27 years, and have had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for my three children, Andrew (19), Megan (17), and Katie (15).
It was thoughts of returning to work or finding another source of income to help pay for my children’s college educations that encouraged me to begin writing. Writing is a dream come true for me!
If you would like to contact me, you can, of course, leave a comment here, or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The picture accompanying this post is my cabinet of JAFF books. Unfortunately it is full so I am looking for another similar piece to house the rest of my collection.