I live in a small town in central Illinois surrounded by cornfields and wind turbines. I'm owned by two faithful hounds, a sweet Huskie-German Shepherd mix and a deranged Brittany Spaniel always on the hunt for squirrels. I have a Bachelor of Science in Individual and Family Development from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and yes, I still have the congratulatory letter that says I finally paid off my student loans.
After spending nearly twenty years banging my head against the wall trying to get my books traditionally published, I came to my senses at long last and self-published my first book Clingstone in 2016. Clingstone went on to win the historical category in the 2017 I Heart Indie Contest and placed as a finalist in the 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
The goose egg on my forehead has diminished greatly since.
One of my sisters is also a writer! Her name is Christine Murphy, and she writes paranormal romance. She has several series out which are available wherever books are sold. Want more information? Visit her website by clicking here.
Ever wonder about those gorgeous couples gracing my book covers? There are plenty of sites out there to purchase romance cover images, but my go-to is Jenn LeBlanc/Illustrated Romance. I don't think she shoots stock photos anymore, but she still has a vast assortment on-line in which to choose from. Interested in viewing her beautiful collection of photography? Click the above link and enjoy! You might even recognize a few ladies and gents that made their way onto my covers...