I'd like to tell you I'm flawless, but you'd know right away it was a lie. Someone once told me I could hide most of my flaws with the help of glue, paper clips, duct tape, and of course a smile!
Born in Waukegan, Illinois, (oh my goodness, was it really that many years ago?) and in my teen years I moved to California. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of my life.I spent over 25 years as management in the food and beverage industry, and sometimes I wonder why I did that!
In 2000, I bought a home on the internet, packed up a U-Haul, and moved to North Dakota. Most of my friends said after one winter I'd return to the California sunshine. Well, that never happened. I'm now proud to be a member of a small community in North Dakota where I can witness and experience the way of life most can only dream about. I'm just someone who happens to be a Veteran of the United States Army, a college graduate, and a grandmother who has an awesome life.
If I'm not reading or writing, I'm watching action packed movies. I fancy myself as quite the movie critic, and I have a fairly large collection. I have over 1600 movies, and 30 complete TV series, some from as far back as the 70's.
Romance novels, novella's, or even short stories are most entertaining for me. I've been reading fictional romance since I was a young girl. I used to sneak my mother's True Romance and True Confession magazines and read them at night by flashlight. Are they still out there? In my late teenage years, I'd hit every garage sale I could find and snatch up all the romance paperback books I could get my hands on. (I actually still do that occasionally!)
I started writing several years ago in 2007 while temporarily stranded in a wheelchair. After sharing my disappointment with a friend regarding a novel I’d read, the friend suggested I write one of my own. Loving Adonis was written in September 2007 and stuck in a drawer. A few months later, Twisted Engagement followed, a novel in a completely different direction, and it too ended up in a drawer. In January 2014, the two first drafts were removed from the drawer, “tweaked” a little, and after some fine tuning, published for everyone’s enjoyment. All of my novels are stand alone, no sequels. I've been enjoying the career of a retired individual who writes romance. To date, I've published four stand alone romance novels, and I'm currently working on the fifth.
While reading or writing, more times than not, I have a glass of Merlot or Beaujolais next to me. Though I do also have a weakness for GOOD Extra Dry champagne. A good book, a glass of good wine, and Kenny G in the background.... what could be better?
More information about me and my upcoming fifth novel, scheduled for release in late summer of 2017, can be found on my website sandikwhipple.com.