Some of my favorite quotes...
"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
(~from a fortune cookie)
"And those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music."
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I write paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. If you're not interested in happily ever afters, you probably won't care for the focus of my stories. I write about ALIENS, SHIFTERS, PSYCHICS, GODS, POLYANDRY (not true menage), & POST-APOCALYPTICS.
I have 12 books in paperback. Five are in my Celtic Time-Guardian series (1st editions only; 2nd editions are revised & e-format only). Five are in my Feral series--werewolf space opera. The other two are part of my Werescape series. See my NEW RELEASES (among links at the upper right) for available titles. I've recently acquired the rights back to my Time Guardian series and have the first 3 available in Kindle and Nook, and hope to have them at All Romance Ebooks ASAP. More information about upcoming titles is on my COMING SOON page.
I blog about reference books when I feel good. But I have Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and other problems undoubtedly caused by Lyme! Not that I'm whining, I just can't ever seem to get back to being as productive as I once was. Oy! Add that I'm currently relocating overseas and you can only wonder how I get anything finished these days.
I hold a BS in geology. Writing lured me away from finishing my thesis in (bioarchaeology) anthropology. Aside from muscled men in fur, leather, or denim, I'm a Texan that believes men do look best in kilts. Unfortunately, my husband disagrees. I also love cultural ecology, cultural evolution, cultural relativism, and natural processes. Big ideas. Simple concepts that manifest in world building to crazy people like me who studied anthropology and geology before turning to writing romantic fiction. My rule of thumb is to love the good, the bad, and the ugly of every culture in my tales so every aspect of my stories resonates as real as possible. And, yes, I am certifiably geek.
I was a member of Romance Writers of America from 2003-2012.
I have a child who keeps me running. My husband dotes on me. I've always been able to do whatever I wanted. Hence, my history of being on permanent vacation in graduate school.
I guess I should say what writers/authors always say: I wrote in junior high and high school. It's funny how I forgot I wrote fiction back then. But when I remembered in 2001, I jumped back on the wagon and it's California or Bust ever since. I love to write. I can write for 14 hrs 7 days a week. I forget everything and sit with a laptop. I worried I had lost my mind. But the baby took care of the worst part of the addiction.
Nathalie Gray, Jaide Fox, Laurann Dohner, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurell K. Hamilton, Karen Marie Moning, and Jennifer Roberson are some of my favorite authors. I loved James Axler's series THE DEATHLANDS.
I'm probably listening to bagpipes now... If not, I might be playing a bit of Nordic fiddle, Tuvanese, Native American flute, Gregorian Chant, anything with a middle eastern flavor, or panpipes. I tend to like anything with words I can't understand. The voice is an incredible instrument. I find it at its best when I am clueless to the meaning of the words. Then again, I'm a big fan of Country Western music! (It's just ballads.)