I was born in New York City and now live in a university town in northern Connecticut. I'm married to my childhood sweetheart. I have a degree with Honors in Creative Writing. I've been a wife, mom, teacher, elected public official and a published author. I am an award-winning, USA Today Bestselling author of more than 85 novels. I write sexy contemporary romance and sexy romantic suspense, and I've done a couple of novels that dip into the paranormal. I've been writing professionally for more than 20 years and I still begin each day with delight and surprise that I'm fortunate enough to earn my living by telling stories. Hey, when I first started telling stories, it was to my dolls. And they never paid me!