Like many writers, I graduated from college with an English degree. And, like many of those same writers, I assumed that I would eventually produce and sell a work of literary fiction. It wasn’t that I was reading loads of lit fic. Nor was I writing it. But the goal seemed to go hand in hand with the degree.
And then I found myself in the enviable position of working as the Romance editor at Amazon.com. Oh, I knew the Romance genre. My mom is a bestselling romance author and I’d devoured endless pages of delicious historical and contemporaries, paranormals, and romantic suspense throughout my life. So it seemed a challenge that would be both interesting and doable.
Whoa, was I wrong. It was so much more. A typical work day included interviewing authors, discussing promotion plans with publishers, and figuring out how best to hand-sell the books that I’d grown to love. Honestly, it was an honor just to walk in the door every morning, knowing that I was, in some small way, helping to spread the word about a genre that lifted the spirit, warmed the heart, and, well, put the tingle in all the right places!
After leaving Amazon I made the decision to write. And I haven’t looked back—other than to thank earth’s biggest bookstore for the opportunity to find my path and follow my dreams.
In my third Regency Rogues novel, The Sinner Who Seduced Me, James Marlowe and Clarissa Collins must choose between the safety of distance and the danger of desire.
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