About Me

How do I begin my day? Usually with a cup of cafe con leche, and if I’m lucky, a beautiful sunrise peeking over the roof of the theater just across the street. I live in Lakewood, Colorado, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, but as you can see from the photo, a beach, anywhere, anytime, is one of my favorite places.

Somehow, with hard work and a little luck, I’ve found a third career. Or maybe it found me! I was a librarian first, then a teacher, and now a writer. The sound of that still makes me smile. I love to create romantic tales that play out against historical events and always include humor in my books.

My husband and I enjoy walking in the British Isles. I try not to whine on the longer days, although I don’t always succeed. The walking trips have been an ideal way to discover new settings for my books. My newest book, A Lady’s Deception, was released on August 28. Along with A False Proposal, it’s part of the Haslemere Men Series with Entangled Publishing. My previous books are Kissing Shakespeare, winner of the Colorado Book Award (Delacorte, 2012) and The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel (William Morrow, 2013). You can find information about all of them right here on my website.

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I’ve been luck enough to visit many of the places in my books—Hoghton Tower, near Preston in Lancashire, the setting of Kissing Shakespeare. And most of Jane Austen’s haunts. And a few years ago, we took a side trip to Surrey, to Haslemere, so I could get a feel for the setting of my new series with Entangled.

Life is good.

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