I'm a half-Japanese U.S. Northwesterner Navy brat, am
(mumble, mumble) years old, have a BA in English, am
happily married to a sweet and supportive engineer, and
have one alarmingly intelligent son. I have found being a
full-time romance writer, mom and wife to be a heck of a
lot more challenging than being a Quality Assurance Analyst
for a major HMO or being a technical writer. The job has
longer hours, for one thing, and I'm on call a good 24
hours a day, and there is no such thing as vacation time.
I grew up along the coast of the west coast of the U.S.
with a four year detour to Hawaii during my high school
years (yay Radford High!). I still remember Miss Fukuji
who actually managed to get me into the Math Club and Miss
Harada, who introduced me to Shakespeare and had us read
Chaucer's Miller's Tale in the original Middle English.
I still remember all of my teachers from kindergarten on,
except for Junior High, which seems to be a complete blank,
why I don't know. I suspect it has something to do with
the influence of adolescent hormones on one's brain,
something I am learning about as my son goes through
I eventually ended up at the University of Washington, and
couldn't decide on whether to major in Psych. or English,
but decided on English. Those years, were, however, some of
the most delightful years of my life, and I'd go back to
college in a second for more degrees if I could. I've
consigned this ambition under the heading of "One Of These
Days," however, along with such foreign ideas as "vacation."
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Books:Chalice Of Roses, January 2010
Dragon Lovers, March 2007
Faery Magic, September 2006
Dark Enchantment, December 2003
French Vampire series
Night Fires, December 2003
Playing With Matches, April 2003