I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and my love for reading developed at an early age. My parents, Daniel and Gwendolyn Odidison, limited the time I spent watching TV and encouraged me to read as much as possible. Trips to the public library were the highlight of my week and by the time I was in junior high I was reading everything from biographies to romantic suspense to travel magazines.
I got my big "break" when I was only fourteen-years-old. I read the first poem I ever wrote at my local church and received a standing ovation. Reading my poems and seeing my plays come to life on stage proved to me that I had a God-given talent for the written word.
After graduating from Bible College with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education, I hugged my family goodbye and boarded a plane for Seoul, South Korea. I loved every minute of living in Seoul. The people, the food, the culture, the SHOPPING! Three years later, I returned home with a fresh outlook on life and a handsome fiancé (yeah me!) We married, relocated to picturesque Calgary, Alberta and now have an adorable, seven-month old daughter, Aysiah, who keeps us very busy!
I penned my first novella while teaching in South Korea and upon the advice of a good friend and colleague I transformed, Other People's Business, into a full-length novel. Two years and thirty rejection letters later, I signed with super-agent Sha-Shana Crichton from Crichton and Associates. Six weeks later I had a two-book deal contract with Harlequin's African-American Romance line, Kimani Books.