With my terrible penmanship, writing a novel was never my lifelong dream. However, as a little girl I loved playing with my mother’s old typewriter, and I did pretty good in typing class in high school. So when I grew up, I got a job in NYC where I did a lot of typing. And I spent a lot of hours commuting via the Long Island Railroad. To pass the time, I read a lot of books. All sorts of books. Syfy. Horror. Women’s Fiction.
But I quickly realized Romance was my favorite. The steamier the better!!
All that reading gave me the big idea to write my own story, putting my overactive imagination and suspicious mind to work, playing out the possibilities of what-ifs. I came home from work one day, sat in front a blank document on my computer, and attempted to write my first novel. It was awful but that didn’t stop me.
I spent a decade hobby-writing, researching how to write, and studying the Romance genre.
In 2011, I joined the Romance Writers of America and the local chapter of Long Island Romance Writers, where I met like-minded writers at all levels of experience. At the LIRW Annual Luncheon in May 2014, I pitched my story to the Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press and she invited me to send the first three chapters of my completed manuscript. After that, the Senior Editor of the Champagne Line requested the whole thing. By August, I was offered a contract for SLEEPING WITH SANTA and it was released in time for Christmas 2014!
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