I was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and to this day I am still residing in this area. I grew up in a small town just outside of my birthplace.
I went to college for just one year then chose to drop out. Being only seventeen years old at the time, choosing a career that would carry me through life seemed too huge a task so I settled for secretarial and didn't enjoy it at all. Looking back now I wish I would have stuck to it. Perhaps I should have applied for something more suited to me.
I married the love of my life, Shane, in 1991. I'm happy to say that we are still together and very much in love. Shortly after our marriage, we had two children. Our daughter Mandy was born first. She is an incredible artist. Then came our son, Dustin. He and I created the www.coloursInBlackness.com website. He is my hero with technology. Thankfully he's quite savvy with all the new fangled electronics that I don't quite understand.
The five books in my Colours In Blackness series as well as A Bed Of Blood, are self published. It's not that I wouldn't enjoy letting someone else handle all the nitty gritty because I certainly could use their help. I needed to do this on my own just to know that I can. Now that I've taken the books as far as I am able, a publishing company or agent to push them into the hands of a wider audience would be greatly appreciated.
I have Fibromyalgia and Porphyria so sometimes it's difficult to stay focused and driven. Writing these stories is an accomplishment that I am very proud of, especially since I have no formal training in writing. My mother helps me bounce ideas around and pushes me on when I fall into creative slumps. I couldn't have succeeded without the aide of several friends and family members and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Please enjoy my stories. I love all of characters and will forever hold them near and dear to my heart. Feel free to post your comments here on Smashwords or on my website.
on Sep. 11, 2013 :
X-Men go to high school
The first book in this series introduces the main character, Laura, and the friends she makes in the hospital/school that is studying their special talents. It's got elements of X-Men and elements of high school mixed together, told from the first person point of view of a teenager. There are mysteries about the cause of the students' special gifts, and what happened to a missing girl. Laura meets two hunky guys and must choose between them (a problem any teenage girl would like). She also faces normal teenage stress about meeting new friends, mixed with worry about the violent visions she experiences.
As an adult, I'm more removed from the teenage scene, but I'm sure teenage girls will identify with the heroine and appreciate her feelings and worries. Since this is the first book in the series, readers get to know the characters and might want to follow them through more adventures.
(review of free book)
on Dec. 02, 2012 :
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK...JUST WISH THAT IT HAD BEEN LONGER!
(review of free book)