Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm the oldest of four girls and married the oldest of four boys. I call him Handsome. My brown tabby is twenty years old. I have two adorable malti-poos, Champ and Jones. I do needlepoint, play mahjongg, love to read, watch tv and movies, Jazzercise every day, and do some yoga too.
When did you know you wanted to write?
I have written for a long time, just not books and stories. I did everything around writing, like writing and editing four different newsletters, great papers in college, poetry. I friend urged me to write. Glad I listened too.
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What kind of car do you drive and why?
I'm a Jeep girl. Just bought a Jeep Patriot (after my 15 year-old Wrangler). I love the quick handling, the reliability, the toughness of a Jeep.
Why Handbags? ( From your blog)
It's kinda funny why I love handbags. I have small feet, size 7 narrow; so finding shoes to fit properly is difficult. However, handbags come in all flavors and fitting isn't as much of an issue.
Diet coke, good movie, and doing needlepoint. Is that boring? lol
I belong to a fabulous writing group called the Plotting Princesses. We care and nurture each other. I would be so far behind in my publishing career if it hadn't been for these fabulous women.
Do you have a favorite book from your childhood?
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Favorite place in the world and why?
I love where I live now; however, I love Colorado--the crisp air, the mountains, the wildlife, and no bugs.
Book boyfriend… Is there a hero in either your books or someone else’s that you would love to be real and know more?
I pretty much like all of my heroes. They are usually the geeks in glasses and evolved into Mr. Macho, smart, capable, loving, caring. Sometimes, they do stupid stuff like all heroes do.
Do you have a pet peeve?
Texting and driving.
Are you superstitious, if so what is that superstition?
What would you like readers to know about you?
I like books that make me laugh and write books that make others laugh.