This is an exciting moment for me, the release of my first publication, and I never thought it would happen.
As a kid, all I had were my stories. Every project for school I could write a story for, I would. I wrote a novella for history, blending my own family history into a tale of the civil war. I’ll never forget Charlie and the chicken leg he pulled from his pocket. He’s always nicking food from somewhere. Never knew when he’d eat, I guess. Thanks Mom. I wrote a pirate tale for English class and had a teacher who made my only assignment for the whole year writing stories for him to read. Arthurian tales, witches, pirates, and vagabonds all found their way into my stories. I’d put my friends in horror stories. Sorry Mary for your sacrifice to the werewolves. Oh and the burning at the stake thing, too. Adventures through the mystic lands of faery with my friends in tow. Through caverns under rivers and caves burrowing into mountains. It was all fun. All the best escapes of my life. Little did I know more were to come. I’d stopped writing for years after I lost all my stories in a fire. Luckily, my children and I were safe, but I didn’t want to put so much effort into my writing again. (The kernels of Cold Darkness popped from a horror comedy story my thirteen year old son and I were writing together. I’m sorry nothing came of it, but then I turned it into an adult tale with the dark themes I enjoy.) I had a lot of fun with Angus and wished we had kept it up, but it was fun and a great memory.
When I was a child, I’d sleep walk, so my mother made me sleep with her. She was afraid I’d fall down the stairs and break my neck. It started a tradition of laying in bed making up stories together. When I was in my early teens she would write ‘screenplays’ for our favorite TV shows. She would make word search puzzle books for us and I’d love reading the typewritten documents. My favorite moments was with my mom taking turns telling those stories.
Whether I sell one damn copy, or none, the best part of all this is my mother read my story and loved it. Sex and all.
That is the best part of launch day.
In addition to working as a surgical technologist, I’m a mother, a soon-to-be grandmother, Harley rider, and author. My first publication is due June 13, 2014 with MuseItHot Publishing. I’ve several novels written and one of them is due out before the end of this year, with Loose Id. Also, another publication is due in the fall with MuseItHot Publishing.
My nest is empty at the moment, all of my kids are adults. I’m proud of them and hope all their dreams come true. They are as much a part of me as I am of them. They are good people and my best accomplishment in the world. Now, my children are two crazy Egyptian Mau’s, a loveable ferret, and my son’s Calico is staying with us for a while.
Some of my favorite things are to ride my motorcycle to Mt. Rainier. I love riding through sun-dappled old growth forests. Off the beaten path roads where its not exhaust I’m smelling, but the beauty of nature. I grew up in the woods out here and I’m torn between the excitement and convenience of city living and the solitude of the forest.
My passion is writing m/m romance. It brings me joy. The characters I create are a part of me. I love them and often return to the same characters when I begin missing them.
My friends populate a great group online called the ERWA. The Erotic Readers and Writers Association has helped me improve my writing. There is something for everyone and plenty of help offered by some of the sweetest denizens to ever inhabit erotic web pages.