Mother of one busy teenager (YIKES!). Coffee cup collector (don't worry, family doesn't get it either). Chocoholic. Coffee lover. Avid reader. Lover of the romance genre. Longtime member of RWA and Windy City RWA. She put her dream of writing on a shelf in favor of being a grown up with a job and family. Had an epiphany at thirty-nine, several months after her father died. Why wait? Live your dreams now.