Renee Halverson read her first romance novel the summer between her sophomore and junior years at Florida State University. Hooked from page one, she spent hours consuming one book after another while working on the best (and last!) tan of her life. Two years later, armed with a degree in Economics, she explored various career opportunities, including stints at a Florida theme park, a modeling agency, and a cosmetic conglomerate. After several years, and an eclectic cast of characters swimming around in her head, she began seriously pursuing a writing career. What better excuse to avoid housework and ignore clocks?Renee lives with her husband and two children in Lincoln, Nebraska.