She is known as a sweet Southern belle, a woman whose eyelashes are longer than her fingers, her lips as red as a Georgia sunset. Yet, behind the feminine facade of a Scarlett-like ingénue, lies an absolute and utterly calculating mind – a mind that harbors hints of genius – a genius she uses to write books that will leave you spellbound.
A warning! When she writes spy thrillers, she’s dangerous - only six degrees from a life filled with unimaginable adventures – journeys that will plunge her readers into a world of breath-taking intrigue. Put a Walther PPK pistol in her hand and she will kill you. Her German is so precise, she’d fool Hitler. Her amorous prowess? If you have a secret, she will discover it – one way or the other. When she writes romance, her characters will seduce you and wile you away into stories of titillating passion.
The author was born in north Florida in the little town of Live Oak, where the nearby Suwannee River flows the color of warm caramel, in a three-room, tin-roofed house named “poor.” Her Irish mother’s and English father’s voices can be heard even today as they sweep across the hot tobacco fields, “Susie, child, you must stop telling all those wild stories.”
The author lives with her Yankee husband in the piney woods of north Florida where she is compelled to write about far away places and people whose hearts require a voice. Her two daughters live their lives running from a mother whose imagination keeps their lives in constant turmoil with stories of characters with apple-rotten hearts and plots that cause the devil to smile.