I was born and raised in Connecticut where I attended Central Connecticut State University, majoring in English Literature. I lived on the west coast for several years, but relocated back to Connecticut, where I presently lives with the two pugs, Mimi and Milo and the cats, Louise and Harry.
We have something in common — I majored in literature as well. Tell us about your latest book.
According to Legend, when the spirit of the Tribal Princess is born again and she holds the enchanted stone in her hand, the lovers will be reunited . . . even through time.
Pam Hastings, an advertising agent, lives a boring life until she comes into possession of an enchanted dream catcher, which through her dreams, draws her back in time and into the arms of the handsome Warrior Chief, Moheeladeck.
Pam discovers the stones entwined within the dream catcher hold special powers and are also the key to a secret cave, rumored to contain untold riches. When Pam is followed and her house broken into she realizes she needs protection. That is when she meets the handsome and charming dog breeder, David Conner, who gives her Half-Breed. But Half-Breed is no ordinary dog, and has secrets of his own.
With the village burning and the tribe under attack, Moheeladeck is torn between his duty to protect his tribe in his time and his desire to protect the woman he loves in hers. David is torn between his love for the same woman and the destiny he was born to fulfill . . . her destruction. Pam finds herself caught in a love triangle between these two men; a love triangle that spans into both realms of time. With rivals in both the past and present pursuing her to control the power of the stones and the treasures in the cave, who is really behind it all? Who can she trust? With two warriors who profess their love for her, who will capture her heart? We find out only in her dreams.
Sounds wonderful! Why do you write?
I write because I love to. I have been writing ever since I can remember, and long before I ever dreamed of becoming published. Now that I have been published, I still write because I love to, but now I write in hope my readers will love reading my work just as much as I loved writing it.
Have you always dreamed of writing?
No. For me writing was always part of my life. When I was a girl I wrote in spiral notebooks and never dreamed of being published. Honestly, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing and I can’t imagine my life without writing.
What drew you to write historical romance?
I have always been interested in certain times in history. It seems I was drawn to them. In my “day” job I am a paralegal and have been for years so research is second nature to me. I find that the periods of history I’m drawn to seem to be the periods I write about.
Another commonality — I’m a lawyer by day. When you’re working on a manuscript, what motivates you? What frustrates you?
When I’m working it seems as if the story is pouring out of me. It’s as if the characters are pushing me to tell their story. What frustrates me is self doubt.
Self doubt is something I think all writers deal with, even best-selling multi-published writers.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a series which is new for me.
We have a lot in common. I, too, am working on a series, which is a first for me.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Believe in yourself and your work and never, never, ever give up.
What do you like to read?
I like to read romance and read many prior to writing, however now that many of my friends are authors, I tend to read more genres.
If you could, what deceased author would you most like to meet, and why?
Probably William Shakespeare so I could ask him if he really wrote it all or was it Bacon.
I wonder if he’d tell you if he didn’t. ( :
Describe your perfect Sunday.
I sleep until I wake up naturally. Then while having coffee, I check my email. In the afternoon I go visit my son, his wife and my grand-daughter. Sunday is my day with family and I adore spending time with my 9-month old sweetie.
Couldn’t be more perfect.
Mrs. Warren reluctantly handed the dream catcher back to me. Her expression softened and became melancholy as she smiled, a sweet smile as if she were a million miles away remembering another time. “Ah,” she said. “One of my fondest childhood memories.” Her unfocused gaze stared somewhere over my left shoulder. “Chief Running Wolf, which in the Aloscotay dialect is, Moheeladeck,” she said as she closed my fingers around the artifact in my hand.
The instant my fingers closed around the catcher, its magic enticed me toward it—toward him.
Takshawee . . . come to me. The deep timber of his voice, a whisper in my mind. My head spun and fog swirled as I felt drawn. I tightened my grip on the catcher. It’s luring me to him. My breathing quickened as its magic beckoned me. I attempted to deny its pull. Try to focus on what Mrs. Warren is saying. The old woman’s voice sounded so far away.
“His love was called Princess Loving Doe, which in Aloscotay is . . .” She stared into my amber eyes as her voice trailed off to a hoarse whisper. “Takshawee.”
Takshawee . . . I am waiting for you. My Warrior’s whisper swirled through my mind, tugging at my very soul.
Unable to resist his call, I collapsed.
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