I’m from the South, and we’re natural born storytellers. I’ve been writing stories ever since I first held a pencil and told my teachers in school that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. After college, I was a technical writer for a while but always longed to write fiction. Ten years later, I began submitting my stories and sold my first book two years after my first submission. However, I’d completed 21 full manuscripts before that first sale. I didn’t send them all out, because I knew they weren’t ready. Moral of the story – practice, practice, practice – and when you have that book ready, send it on!
The support of my family. I have an amazing husband and two wonderful sons who have supported me every step of the way.
Because my husband travels nonstop, I do a large portion of my writing on the road and in hotels. The biggest challenge is staying focused and getting those pages complete when the beach, mountains, etc. are outside the window. However, I know that when I meet the day’s goal, I can go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery with my wonderful Cajun.
Many of my stories revolve around the theme “God has a plan.” My faith in His plan finds its way into every story. And since I’m writing romance, it’s easy to include the love of God, because if you have Him at the center of your relationship, everything else will fall into place and thrive.
My stories are Southern-based and have Southern flavor, but I also have a quirky sense of humor that often finds its way on the pages as well.
Write, write, write and pray, pray, pray!
I just turned in the revisions for my October release, Love Reunited, for Love Inspired. I have a single title romantic suspense that my agent is getting ready to send out and another Love Inspired book due May 31 (it is going to be a busy year, but I love being busy!)
A big thank you to Novel Rocket for this opportunity! Have a blessed day!
"I Made A Promise."
Intending to keep her vow to raise her orphaned nephew, photographer Mandy Carter is concerned when the boy's uncle appears in town. Handsome youth minister Daniel Brantley is determined to take over little Kaden's upbringing. Once upon a time Mandy was in love with Daniel, but he left her behind to do mission work overseas. Now he's back—and seems to think she's the same girl she once was, with big dreams a small town and motherhood can't fill. Turns out marriage and motherhood are all Mandy wants. It'll take winning Daniel's heart, though, to make this family complete.