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It took me a while to find my true love, both personally and professionally. I grew up in a crazy, chaotic family of six. My father was a professor, my mother a poet, and neither could understand my love for romance novels. I started reading early, inhaling Nora Roberts, Victoria Holt, Georgette Heyer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, along with Shakespeare and Anais Nin thrown in for variety. I graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature. I wanted to major in Creative Writing, but those students were supercool and I confess I was a geek. Even so, I knew I had to write. After college I worked for Macmillan Publishing in New York, where I wrote copy for yearly encyclopedia updates. Yes, it was writing, but I wanted to try something different. The something different turned out to be living on a fishing island in Maine. To fill the long winter nights, I began writing screenplays with my college roommate. And so my quirky career began.
In December 2006, I hit a rough spot in my life. As always, during tough times, I turned to a familiar source of comfort and escape: romance novels. This time, something clicked. If reading romance brought me such joy, why not try writing a romance novel? My first attempt is still lurking on my hard drive somewhere, trying not to embarrass me. But still, I knew I'd found my true writing love. Shortly after, I left my big city, high-stress life and moved to Alaska, where I fell in love with my now-husband. Is it coincidence that as soon as I started writing romance I found it in real life too? Sometimes I wonder.
I now live in a tiny town in Alaska with my husband and 7 year old stepdaughter. For sanity's sake, we decamp to Hawaii for a couple months during the winter.
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