I write contemporary romances – books about a fictional Philadelphia legal community. My lawyers are smart, funny, fair and able to fall in love. Technically, I’m not writing paranormal romances but I can see how someone could get confused!
I know what it looks like: Former lawyer decides to write romance novels.
To be honest, it was the other way around: Failed romance writer needed a paying job; went to law school.
I had to make it hard on myself. The good news is that I while I hated being a lawyer, I adore the law. That’s given me something to write about. I dream up smart compassionate lawyers, give them a chance to be happy and then put obstacles in their way. I love watching them puzzle their way through the maze…
Of course, I needed to learn how to write a good novel. So I got an MFA from Stonecoast, the low residency creative writing program at the University of Southern Maine. I worked with incredible writers, including Julia Spencer-Fleming, Elizabeth Searle, Scott Wolven, and Michael Kimball. I kept writing through those two years, but it’s nice now to dedicate all my time to my characters.
I live with my exceptional British husband, Ross, aka Crossword Man. We have two cats and a dog in a 200+ year-old house on 24 acres in Northeast Pennsylvania. We call this place Harmony.
I’d love to hear from you — you can contact me here.