A Long Time Ago…
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… A young girl sat in a dark theatre, spellbound by “Star Wars IV, A New Hope.”
With one slash of a lightsaber, I was hooked, my life forever changed. I fell in love with science fiction and fantasy—the boundless possibilities these imagined worlds opened up for a little Midwestern girl—and thought Han Solo dreamy in a scruffy-looking-nerf-herders kind of way.
I became an official “geek,” and have never looked back.
A few (*cough*cough*) years later, I create my own new worlds through romance writing. To try and capture the awe and inspiration I felt as that young girl in the dark theatre (and that belly-butterfly feeling when Han Solo smiled), and share it with my readers.
So, as I weave my intergalactic tales, in a Star-Wars-meets-Firefly-without-Jar-Jar-Binks-and-with-a-LOT-more-sex kind of style, it’s my hope readers will experience the same profound elation I do when I enjoy a good tale of science fiction. And, when I craft my contemporary stories centered around the world of wine and spirits (yep, got a bunch of those percolating in my brain, thanks to my other passion), it’s my hope readers will glean some knowledge and enthusiasm about a world here on earth that often seems like an alien galaxy far, far away.
Or… If the only thing readers get from my books is a few hours to escape from reality and go on a fun, funny, emotionally-satisfying, romantic jaunt through space and alcoholic beverages…Well, I still consider that mission-accomplished!