In my mind I’m at the beach, so it should be no surprise that my stories end up there, too. I write coastal-themed cozy mysteries with a romantic twist, because everything is better with a bit of love!
I have been an avid reader since childhood and credit my mom for introducing me to Trixie Belden and inspiring an enduring love of mysteries. As I got older, she added Robin Cook, John Grisham, Michael Crichton, and Nora Roberts to the mix and I was hooked! I always kept a flashlight in my nightstand so I could hide under the covers and read well past my bedtime. While I still love to stay up too late reading, the light on my Nook has replaced the flashlight (and my husband is thankful). ;-)
I’m a beach bum at heart, but I don’t get to spend quite as much time enjoying the beauty of the ocean as I would like. When not lounging along the shore (so, most days ;-) ), I spend my time split between my writing nook, my kitchen, my favorite reading spot, and wherever my family and friends are at the moment. I am addicted to TV, and usually have a baseball game, the Food Network, HGTV, or an NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, or Castle marathon on in the background–even when I am reading or writing. (Or, my guilty pleasure, reruns of the original Beverly Hills, 90210.)
I married my amazing husband, Jon, over 13 years ago. He is my biggest cheerleader and my willing guinea pig for my messy first drafts. We have an adorable little fur-baby who would be happiest if I would spend less time in front of my computer and more time cuddling her!
Jon and I love spending time with family and friends, but we are both introverts in a world of extroverts. At the end of the day, there is nothing we love more than curling up on the sofa in front of our well-loaded DVR. ;-)