About Me

I started reading romances as a teenager, but drifted away from the genre in my college years where I was buried in "the classics" and depressing history textbooks. After graduation, I went to work at a local Barnes and Noble where a fellow bookseller forced me to read Nora Roberts (paybacks for introducing her to the crack that is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series). One book, and I was hooked on the genre.

I love nearly all genres of romance and most genres of mysteries, too. I'm format neutral. I'll read print, e, or even listen to the audio versions as long as the story is compelling and the characters are interesting.

My favorite authors tend to change depending on my mood. I adore the Amelia Peabody series by the late Elizabeth Peters. Favorite "classic" romances include Ravished by Amanda Quick and The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn, although none of their newer books work for me anymore.

Other authors I love are: Jill Shalvis, Shelly Laurenston, Victoria Dahl, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, and Patricia Briggs.

When I'm not sitting somewhere reading a book, I like to bake, scrapbook, or wander around with my camera pretending to know how to work it. I live in the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounded by National Forest. Pretty, but there's no Starbucks, no mall, and it snows here. A lot.

I'm also a fledgling social media consultant for my area. My professional site can be found here.