I sat down and started writing my first novel after the birth of my second son in 1992. I shopped the manuscript around, gained some feedback. As with a lot of writers, life got in the way. Between work, the birth of my daughter, and other things, my writing took a back seat for many years.
I got involved in a writers group when we moved to the gulf coast of Florida in the mid 2000’s. It was a great group. They had a wonderful conference each year that featured several agents and publishers. I got serious again and wrote Charm Him, Disarm Him. Every pitch I made on it received a full manuscript request, but it never went much further. I edited, added, until I started to hate the book.
In 2015 I went to New York for the Writers Digest Conference. My pitches once again were met with success each time, and I got approached by Blushing Books. Their representative shared a table with an agent I pitched, and she wanted me to come see her. I explained I didn’t write BDSM, erotica etc., but she wanted to read my book. And…I got a contract.
Blushing Books is known as a “spanking romance” publisher. I knew about BDSM because of 50 Shades, but the whole domestic discipline was new to me. Well, Blushing requested I add a spanking scene to my book. I did. A very short, quick spanking. From then on, I found I enjoyed writing it and have continued to do so.
Besides my three children, I have four dogs, a cat, a turtle, and a supportive husband. The last seven years we have lived in Alabama on the Alabama River, and I love it here, but I always wanted to be in a year-round summer climate near a beach. We recently bought a home in Melbourne Beach, Florida, and we are splitting our time between both.
This is me, and my sis-in-law in Melbourne Beach (I’m the one with the big hat, yep, it’s my thing, have to wear a big hat in the sun).