Why anyone would be interested in my biography, I can not
fathom, but if you are curious as to how I come up with
such peculiar plots this may explain a lot.
I was born between chemical plants in Houston, Texas where
I lived until my parents divorced and my mother moved us to
Europe. Initially, we lived in England until a near miss
with an I.R.A. bomb convinced my mother to move to Spain.
Unfortunately, the I.R.A. had also threatened to use
surface to air missiles on planes departing London the day
In Spain, my mother befriended other English speakers
including, two South African diamond smugglers, a Danish
fugitive and several English mobsters (and some very nice
people, she has asked me to say). We left Spain, traveling
to Africa and the continent, but after several years abroad
we returned to Texas. My mother married an English
businessman whom had become smitten when they met in Spain.
My stepfather never returned to Europe, choosing instead to
live with a woman and her children in a place he had only
seen in the movies.
I eventually attended the University of Texas as a Middle
Eastern Studies major, hoping to work in a U.S. embassy,
but then I met my husband, Gaston. And he was really cute,
and really smart, and really funny. . .you know how it is.
So, I taught economics for several years before staying
home with our two brilliant and beautiful children.
However, I had never a read romance novel until I was
recovering in Canada from massive hemorrhaging (long
story), when I came across a Roberta Gellis novel. I loved
the history of medieval life, so I read another romance
novel and I was hooked.
I began writing a year later and was lucky enough to find
out about Romance Writers of America and even luckier to
live in Austin with such wonderful and generous published
romance writers willing to offer their wisdom and insight.
Books:The Lady's Code, August 2006
The Lady Killer, December 2005
Lady Spy series
The Lady Lies, June 2005