What makes me a writer? The lifelong, overwhelming need to set pen to paper or most times, these days, my fingers on the keyboard.
What story is the kind I want to tell? One that takes you, my reader, into another world, at least for a short time. I hope my stories will help you put aside what stresses you while you're reading about my hunky heroes on your Kindle or other e-reader or while you're turning pages. I hope you'll be touched. I'd like it if you told me my characters made you laugh, maybe even out loud.
There's lots else I like, too.
I believe in the redeeming qualities of love, and a happily ever after, which is why all my books have a happily ever after.
I like anything English. For starters, I can recite the names of all the reigning kings and queens of England from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. In order.
I love anything Italian. Food, architecture, history, language, and most of all, the people.
I love baseball. My dad taught me how to keep box score when I was six. And no, I don't think baseball is too slow!
I love opera. My favorites are Fidelio, Don Giovanni, and Carmen. Really, it's way more than big ladies with chest plates and tin cans and horns on their heads. Try it some time.
I have a paperweight collection. One time, in a museum in Chicago where they have an amazing collection of paperweights, I had to restrain myself from absconding with a bunch!
No screaming now. I don't like chocolate. (Well, brownies but they have to have lots of nuts in them to cut what I think of as the cloying sweetness of the chocolate). But I absolutely love licorice. Finnish licorice specifically. It's the best!
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