I'm fairly new to blogging, but to get started, here's my "me" story, so called because it's all about me. I'll keep it brief to ward off the yawns of ennui.
I am an author of Contemporary Western Romances. My first book, Heart of Stone, will be released in 2008 through The Wild Rose Press. Heart of Stone confronts the issue of the date-rape drug, an ensuing pregnancy, and the romance of Amber and Stone. This is the very first book I ever wrote, and I'm proud to say it won first place in the Fort Bend Writer's Guild contest. I am currently working on a sequel to Heart of Stone, called Cady's Chance, which I hope to sell to The Wild Rose Press.
I began writing after suffering 3 brain aneurysms. Having trouble finding the correct words in my surgically-scarred brain, I got out the dictionary and thesaurus, and began. My first endeavor, co-written with a friend, was bad--very, very bad. But we laughed hysterically while writing it.
I took classes, joined the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America, learned the art of plotting, dialog and characterization, and wrote Heart of Stone.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and owner of three pets--2 cats and a "yappy" Pomeranian. I'm thrilled to be starting a new career at this stage of my life. A career full of ups and downs, rejection and acceptance, thrills and chills, but most of all, excitement and fun. I would advise everyone to follow your dreams and never give up.