I'm a transplanted Chicagoan living in Massachusetts by the sea with my husband Bill and cat Peaches. We're empty-nesters now, with three adult children. I've worked as a social worker and in the corporate world, but nothing brings me more excitement or sense of accomplishment than my writing. The first romance writer I read as a young teenager was Victoria Holt, and then I moved on to Georgette Heyer. I've been hooked on the genre ever since, and have been writing steadily for the past six years.