From the Author
I have lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1995. My life changed in a big way when I moved to L.A., but in even bigger ways when I started dancing.
The catalyst was the Japanese movie "Shall We Dance?" I saw it three weekends in a row in 1997 and related very strongly to the protagonist. A local ballroom studio had, very cleverly, left brochures in the theatre lobby. I signed up for lessons, and have been dancing ever since. Ballroom has provided me with many friends, a husband, an athletic and competitive challenge, and opportunities to dance in a short film, a feature, and a stage production.
In 2012 I pulled all my old writing out of its boxes. After writing short stories, poems, and songs earlier in life, I wrote a fictionalized case study for a graduate-school seminar. The case study was concerned with the family life and economics of a Bordeaux winemaker in the 1780s.
That case study became my first historical romance novel,"The Exiles," now available for Kindle and as a paperback here on Amazon. A follow-up historical novel, "Discovered," a contemporary romance novel, "Home Sweet Home," and a contemporary mystery novel, "Million Dollar Death," are also available.
Along the way, the L.A. Stories happened. One of the old pieces of writing I had on hand was an unproduced screenplay. I re-wrote the piece as a novella titled "Getting Off." During this process, a new set of characters introduced themselves. One thing led to another, and this ongoing series of contemporary romance novellas is the result.