I started writing romances when I was in junior high. The heroines were my friends and the heroes were guys you may have heard of such as the Beatles, the Monkees and other various rock stars and actors. I even wrote a romance where Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was the hero and worked at a carnival, which I think is pretty accurate. If he hadn’t made it as a rock star, he’d definitely be a carnie. I was the heroine, of course.
I was also lucky enough to have a best friend who loved to write. We spend many nights laughing and plotting and writing our wonderful, romantic and completely implausible love stories. (Except for the Steven Tyler story, which as I said, was completely plausible.)
Now I have finished six books. Yep, beginnings, middles and ends. I’ve even managed to rework that first book that Kate rejected, and it has been released this month as Fangs for the Memories. I can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing experience this has been for me. Somehow, I made it to that galaxy far, far away.
And not only did I get there, but my best friend who wrote all those silly stories with me made it too. My dear friend, Julie Cohen’s, first book Featured Attraction will be out from Mills and Boon in March 2006. Pretty exciting for two girls from Rumford, Maine.
Now if I can just get Kate to publish that Steven Tyler/carnival thing.