South Florida author, Elayne Cox, writing as A.E. Easterlin, loves spending time at her computer putting down in black and white stories of heroes and heroines, living and loving and learning in the process. An interest in music and performing led her to majoring in vocal performance at Alabama College and Music Education at UAB. Married 49 years to her husband, Clyde, they have three children and two grand-children, as well as three grand-dogs. While rearing a family, Elayne and her husband work at their family business which they have owned since 1986. Writing has always been a secret passion until published in 2015, with her debut novel, "Sonata by Moonlight," first in her Heroes and Half-notes series. The second novel in the series, "A Little Night Music," will be released in 2016. A historical western, "A Necessary Woman," is also due out this year. Her books deal with universal conflicts, experienced by exceptional characters, and always with a happy conclusion. Traveling is another passion Elayne loves to indulge, having visited the enchanting capitols of Europe and Canada, as well as motor-coaching throughout the USA in search of story lines and real people to inspire her creativity. She's an active member of Romance Writer's of America as well as the local chapter, Florida Romance Writers, and is busy refining her craft and offering the reading public " a taste of love, a touch of heat, and a story that captivates the heart."