Author has written 6 stories for Romance, and General.
I've been an avid reader since I learned how to read, and that love of books led, eventually, to writing. I actually wrote my first short story in third grade (at the age of 8, for those of you don't live in the U.S.). I started writing romantic stories when I was a teenager. I made my first attempt at writing a novel when I was 15. (It was actually a fanfic based on a TV series that was popular at the time called It Takes a Thief.) When inspired, I also write song lyrics and poetry, which began when I was 13. You'll find some of my better ones in a few of my novels.
I'm a mother of four (three daughters, one son) and a grandmother, currently, of three grandsons. I love them all very much. I grew up in the LDS Church, first in Southern California, then later in the Salt Lake Valley. I took French all through junior high and high school and I loved it. I've even written a poem or two in French, one of which appears in "Maggie Mac". I also make use of French in the novel "Double Jeopardy".
When I was 21, I went overseas to the Belgium-Antwerp Mission, for which I learned to speak Dutch. My first two mission companions were both born and raised in the Netherlands and helped me to become more proficient in the Dutch language than I might otherwise have been. I make liberal use of what they taught me in my novel "Cruising Into Danger", with a smattering of it in "Forever".
When I write romance novels, I always put pitfalls or challenges of some sort in the path of the hero and the heroine, which they have to overcome before they can be together. Once they do, they get married; and then--usually, but not always--I have them face even greater problems. When the story is over, you know they're going to be okay as a couple because, by that time, they've pretty much overcome the world. Some of my stories are humorous; some are angst-filled; some have elements of intrigue and danger. But every one of them has love and romance.
Not all of my stories started out with LDS characters in them. However, my characters and stories tend to take on a life of their own. Once the hero and heroine fell in love, I couldn't help but want them to have the gospel in their lives and to have a temple marriage . . . so I changed the stories accordingly.
I hope you enjoy those that you choose to read.
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