Born and reared in Athens, GA as a country girl, which gave me great training for writing historical romances. I am married to my best friend of 50 years, have 2 married daughters, and 4 grandchildren. We do a lot of RVing, biking, hiking, fishing, and all sorts of outdoor fun. I graduated from Athens High School and attended Augusta College. I used to be an orthodontic nurse and medical research technologist IV, which gave me many things to use in lots of my books. I write in various genres and subgenres, even horror for my "dark side" and a children's book. I have 53 books/ebks, 5 novellas, and 4 collections. I've made the NYTimes bestseller list 9 times and the PW Million Copy bestseller list 7 times. I'm honored to have won many awards and done many interviews, TV programs, and hosted a QVC book club show. I'm in print, ebk, audio, Braille, books on tape, book clubs, and more. I have over 60 million copies of my books in print worldwide and have sold in over 50 languages and countries. I began in 1977, sold first two books in 1980, and had my first release in 1981. I have contributed to other authors' books and done many charity events. In 4/08, I was awarded a "Pioneers of The Romance Industry" by RT, and honored as one of the "Legends of Romance" in 5/13. I am in the RWA Hall Of Fame. Listed as one of the "Top Most Famous Georgians" on www.50states.com. I have been on the cover of many publications, including Diabetes Forecast, Athens Magazine, Augusta Magazine, Cableweek, and more. I have been photographed for STAR (2x), PW, NYTimes newspaper, and many others. I have done volunteer work with the ADA, given speeches about diabetes among Native Americans, and written a book about a diabetic heroine, using my own diabetes as research. I help support Lakota Indian children, as I've written two series about the Lakota people. I have been an honored guest at a Lakota Pow Wow and presented with many gifts from them and from Cheyenne. So, I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, author, camper, Georgia Peach, country girl, and Southern Belle. I'm on FB and GR's. I include maps and author's notes in many novels to help readers learn more about real people and events used in those books. I want readers to not only be entertained by my works but to also learn something from them. I love creating stories, and I deeply appreciate all my readers, librarians, and booksellers. I own 2 Kindles, and enjoy working with Amazon. I have recently published 2 print books with CreateSpace and 2 ebook with Amazon Digital Publishing. To learn even more about me, my works, and my own hero of almost 50 years--read Hot Toddy Sizzlers (free) ebook and Bell Bridge Books release Straight From The Heart in ebook and print. Thank you for visiting my page, and always keep Love in your heart, Romance in your life, and a book in your hands, hopefully one of mine.