Ranay James moved to a small farm in East Texas, along with her husband and two dogs after walking away from the fast paced corporate life in 2012.
Ranay graduated from college majoring in accounting and finance with a minor in business management and law. Becoming a romance writer seems a most unlikely path for a woman who spent most of her career managing people and operational practices within the corporate environment.
It all began in 2004 on New Year's Day. Having made a list of things that she wanted to accomplish for the year, she added some items to that list that would push her skill set and take her out of her comfort zone. Writing a novel was one of those items. Later that day, Ranay sat down at her computer. Looking at that blank word document, she simply wrote the first thing that came into her mind.
"What were you thinking?" she wrote, remembering the line from a dream she had in a hotel room in Houston, Texas in 2002. Several chapters in, Ranay found her voice as the story began to form. It came from a place that she never knew existed. Ranay began to write that day in 2004 and simply never stopped.
Eleven years later, with twelve published works to her name, and nine more completed awaiting publication, Ranay has found a new passion - the love of storytelling and sharing her characters with the world.