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I was born in Norwalk, California in 1960, and grew up in Santa Cruz, California. At the age of ten, our family moved to Oregon.
I married my husband Darrel in June of 1984. We are still together and very much in love. Still happy and wanting more.
My husband and I created our own publishing company, Fayne Artists. In June of 2008, we published my first novel, Christmas in the House of O'Byrne. I was so taken with the storyline and characters of the book that I created a series for it called, Druantia's Children. In these books, the ancestry of their magical family is described. I was inspired to go back in time, and create stories for the original seven sisters who migrated to America. This series is called, The O'Byrne Daughters.
I create all my own covers and artwork. It would be nice if someone else could put on the publishing hat, but for now, I'm satisfied to be so involved. I always have several books in the writing stage. It keeps my ideas fresh and alive to be able to switch around.
At book signings, I'm always asked about my religion, or specifically, if I am a witch. Although that is a rather personal question, I like to answer, "I believe in a little bit of everything, and nothing of everything."
I do fight with Fibromyalgia. It was suggested that I write about it. It took me a while, but it's out there. It's hard to write about something so personal. I wanted it to be as blunt and forthcoming as I could make it. For those fighting with Fibromyalgia, I stress for them to pursue something they are passionate about! Something that will help them get up every morning! I have my husband, a big extended family, writing, and cats. I am passionate about all of them.
We have a Kympco 250. I love riding with my husband. I love the wind in my face, and the smell of blackberries on a hot summer day. I love pointing out the hawks on the power poles as we move along. We do live in a blessed time.
on Feb. 01, 2013 :
Book exchanged for an honest review~
Druantia's children are gifted with magical gifts that help them to important tasks like finding missing children or helping a young woman regain control of her life. Susan Andrew doesn't know what to do or where to turn except for O'Byrne's a family of witches for help. Susan is missing periods of time, feels like she's having odd memories, and on the verge of mental breakdown with O'Byrne's help. Natilie is gifted with sight but her new powerful gift of astral projection is literally tearing her apart from inside out. She needs to be able to take care of her daughter Tawny. Natilie has created a persona called The Raven when dealing with F.B.I. agent Jessica Hughe. Together they have solved many missing children cases and their next case will prove unsettling to all. Natilie encounters Thymane, a Daemon, creator of moon blade but isn't sure what to make of him. Will Susan get her life back? What happens during the next case? What will happen between Natilie and Thymane? Your answers await you in There Can't Be Shadows Without Light.
A very interesting twist about how magic is bestowed on one family with many branches. I love the interaction between the family in mindspeech. Druantia is truly unique character that is bold and strong at the same time. I'll be interested to see what happens next.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Jan. 26, 2013 :
I really liked this book for several reasons:
there seemed to be something happening all the time!
the humor was done very well.
even though the family had magical powers, they also seemed to have limits!
the story kept me interested throughout and I liked the myriad of characters involved in it.
My favorites were Thymane & Randy.
the book was the third in the series and I haven't read the first two books, not once did I feel clueless-it may be more enjoyable by readers following the series but I had a lot of fun reading it anyway.
However, the books needs editing and this kept me from rating it higher.
Readers who would like a fun fast paced book should try this one!
(reviewed long after purchase)