I've dreamt since childhood

Of writing my own books. My parents introduced me to reading at an early age, and a delightfully eccentric teacher nurtured that love and encouraged me to write. "Writers must read," she said, and so I did.

 

Austen, Du Maurier, the Brontës, and Hardy fed my romantic soul, and books such as To Kill A Mockingbird ad I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings sharpened my sense of justice and roused my interest in the complexity of the human spirit.

When daring to write my first novel, I set out to tell a story of substance and to disprove the often-held misconception that romance novels are 'fluff.'Mostly, I wanted to tell an absorbing tale with characters readers care about; hopefully, long after reading the last chapter.

 

Publishing Counsel was a dream come true, and I'm eternally grateful to every single person who has helped me along the way. I'd like, especially, to thank readers of the novel's early incarnation. Your faith and encouragement helped me make the scary leap into publishing my work.