Writer of steamy New Adult contemporary romances with emotionally damaged characters.
Born in Brighton England, I’ve been fortunate to live in a number of countries including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. I used to live not far from Jane Austen. Well, where she lived when she was alive. She was long dead before I moved to Basingstoke. Canada is now my home.
I've studied the craft of photography through The New York Institute of Photography, as well as through the University of Calgary and The Alberta College of Art. I specialize in close-up nature shots and abstract photos. If you are interested in using any for your blog (for free), please contact me. I only ask that you give credit to where credit is due.
I have a Physical Education degree from the University of Calgary and a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alberta. I specialized in energy metabolism. Definitely cool stuff. I considered doing a PhD, but the thought of writing research grants gave me the heebi-jeebies. Plus, I couldn't decide what I wanted to focus on—diabetes in sports or the genetic epidemiology in sports. Two fun things I did in grad school were: One, I lived in Jyväskylä (central Finland) for a semester. The university has one of the top sport research facilities in the world. Two, I used to test the fitness level of elite athletes. And boy was it fun yelling at (motivating) them to keep going. Just give me pom-poms and I’m all set. (No pyramids, though).
Now, I write NA and YA novels while balancing being a stay-at-home mom and keeping the house clean. And I definitely suck at the last part.
Other little known facts:
I may have a physical education degree, but I’m a klutz when it comes to sports.
I’ve studied French, Spanish, and Finnish—and suck at all of them. But hey, at least I tried.
Me and high-heel shoes are definitely not a good mix.
If there was a time in history I’d love to visit, it would be the early to mid 1800’s. Especially if Mr. Darcy really did look like Colin Firth.
My high school guidance counsellor told me not to even bother with university. That I would never succeed. Guess I proved him wrong!