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The first question I’m often asked is; what do I write? I usually answer with the kind of boring description of my books are Contemporary Romance. But that vague, genre category doesn’t really describe what my writing is actually about.
I have been told my books are realistic, emotional and a little hard to categorize… all of which is probably true, and that they are unlike most other romance novels. I try to make each book different from each other. I strive to make each series have their own flavor and emotional experience from the setting to the tone of the story lines. For example, the Sister Series deals with my more poignant story lines, while River’s End is a little less intense experience taking place in middle of rural horse country, and Seaclusion explores small town life, while Zenith is a rock band in the city of Seattle.
All of my stories have romance in them, so yes, I’m a romance writer. That is my favorite part of what I write; the relationship or building relationship between the main characters.
But… I generally don’t like to make it easy for my characters.
I include many different subject matters with my romance. Just to name a few topics that are in my books to date: drugs, rape, date-rape, cutting, alcoholism, domestic violence, illiteracy, dyslexia, injury, infidelity, betrayal, redemption, forgiveness, cancer, stalking, murder, infant-death, teenage pregnancy, adoption, infertility and bulimia… these are many of the “issues” I’ve taken on in my novels.
Usually through the course of my books one or both of my characters journey through some kind of issue or another and in the end I hope readers leave my stories feeling as if they have traveled with my characters to get successfully to the other side of it (whatever “it” is in that particular book!). I don’t do cliffhanger endings and all my titles have a happy, or happy-for-now, ending. I write a lot of series but all of my novels can be read as standalone novels. My favorite endings revolve around finding redemption or forgiveness in an often heavily flawed character.
There is no character I mind taking on. I have quite a few that have some pretty big faults. Some are even unlikable at the beginning, and sometimes well into the middle of the story… but always, in the end, I hope to change that.
So if you are looking for something a little bit different, one of my books might be for you.
I have written 20 books to date. Below is a rundown of all my series and the books available to date. If you would like more information about a certain title or series, click on the menu for further information. All of my books are available in the Kindle store, in print, and I have six in Audio format.
Just click on any of the book covers below to find a link to Amazon.com. Whether you try one, a few, or all of them, thank you for taking a moment to check out what I write!
My only stand alone (to date!) novel:
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