Born in New Jersey, raised in Pennsylvania on a steady diet of Marvel Comics and Star Trek. After a career writing science fiction and fantasy, I switched over to paranormal romance because I like F/SF with hot parts. I'm currently living in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, stuck on narrow country roads behind an Amish buggy when I really should be at home writing. You can find me on my blogs, Shapeshifter Seductions or Title Magic.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Copyright laws. The Mountain Lion King grew out of the Shapeshifter Seductions blog, which is four other writers and me. On the blog we made it a habit of swapping each other's characters and ideas. That's how our free read, Love to the Rescue, was born. However, once we started writing novels (for possible sale) in our shared universe, legal questions arose. What if I write a book using a character created by someone else? Do I owe them royalties? If I sell the book to a publisher, would it be considered plagiarism? We talked it over and decided any stories set in our co-created town of Talbot's Peak would be self-published, to avoid any conflicts with publishers and their lawyers. Mostly we write about the characters we each created anyway, but better safe than stuck in a courtroom.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I can do it anywhere. My favorite place is sitting in bed with a cup of tea with a spiral notebook and a pen. This is also helpful during those long commercial breaks on TV shows.