Thank you ladies for hosting me today, it’s such an honor to be here. I write romantic suspense and romance novels from a Christian worldview for publication by Christian publishers. What that means is-- the books I write are infused with my Christian faith, but I work hard not to let my stories become preachy or overly doctrinal so that the books will appeal to a broad range of readers.
My books are sweet in the context of sexuality, however, there is sexual tension and attraction but the emotions of the characters are the priority. Falling in love is more about the character traits of the other person rather than their physical prowess. My stories are free of vulgar language, and in my romantic suspense stories I try to keep the violence as non-graphic as possible while still keeping the edge of suspense and action sharp.
I started out writing Christian historical romances. My first ever published story was a novella for Barbour Publishing as part of the Romance on the Rails collection, set in 1800’s California on train running from the Sierra Nevada mountains to San Francisco. It was such a fun story to write because I was able to infuse my hometown and home state into the story. However, I had little kids at the time and found researching historical facts (this was before the Internet) was problematic.
After this story, I wrote a contemporary book also set in my hometown in my home state. That book eventually sold to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. My second book for Love Inspired had a touch of suspense and I found I enjoyed incorporating the action and tension of a mystery into my stories. This book also finaled in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest (the Oscars of the Romance world).
I wrote five Love Inspired romances before switching to Love Inspired Suspense. My thirty-sixth book with the Love Inspired lines came out in April.
Protect and Serve is book one of the Rookie K-9 Unit continuity from Love Inspired Suspense.
I have two more books coming out this fall. A Love Inspired Suspense titled Identity Unknown
And from Howard Books titled A Family Under the Christmas Tree.
I’m working on three stories now for the 2017 Love Inspired Suspense continuity series. I don’t have titles or covers for these yet but I’m enjoying the stories. This is another K-9 Unit only this time with FBI agents rather than police officers.
So many of the books I write have dogs in them. Are you a dog lover or a cat person?
We have a new puppy in our house. Miss Aubrey, an Australian Shepherd.