My love of reading dates back to my childhood when I would borrow at least four books from the library every week. During the summer, I would sit in the house and read, until my mother, totally frustrated, would send me outside to play and lock me out. I always found my way back in. However, I must confess, I hated to write. In every English and writing class throughout college, I dreaded trying to be creative. As a friend from law school so aptly put it, “The reason why we’re here is because we don’t have a creative bone in our bodies.”
Despite my dislike of creative writing back then, I embraced legal writing, and was first published in Volume 5 of the Fordham International Law Journal. My article was entitled “In re Mackin: Is the Application of the Political Offense Exception an Extradition Issue for the Judicial or Executive Branch?” I would advise you against reading it, for you will surely fall asleep.
While practicing law as a divorce attorney, I decided to try for some balance in my life and began writing romance. Thankfully, I found my creative bone. Instead of only drafting motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, although fascinating, I started to spend my free time creating memorable characters and taking them on their emotional journeys through my contemporary romance novels.
I am a member of New Jersey Romance Writers and have received many honors for my work including the ACRA Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence Award, the Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers Award, the NEST (National Excellence in Storytelling) Award, the Carolyn Award, the Stiletto Reader's Choice Award, Long & Short Reviews Book of the Month Award, Still Moments Magazine Reader's Choice Award,. the Firebird Award, the Carla Crown Jewel of Books Award, the New England Reader’s Choice Award, the NJ Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award, The RONE Award, Orange County Romance Writers Book Buyers Best Award, N.N. Light's Book Heaven Awards. and Colorado Romance Writers’ Beverley Award,
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