My new release, Her Valentine Hero, celebrates my 50th novel in print. My writing career began in 1995 with church materials, and articles for national magazines, but my writing dream didn’t begin until 1997 when I realized I’d sold so many skits and programs, articles on parenting, help for teens and stories for children, but I hadn’t given any thought to writing fiction. That year I began writing fiction. I wrote fast and furious, and though I’d been an English teacher before I became a counselor, I received many rejections. I knew where the period and commas went. I had a story in mind. But I knew nothing about the skill of writing fiction.
Now that I’ve learned the skill of writing—50 novels later—I was thrilled when I learned that Harlequin had featured my book along with my writer friend, Lenora Worth in the Book Club Quarterly, but I even more thrilled when my editor sent me a congratulations note as excited as I became when I learned my book cover was featured in The Washington Post. Take a look and see what made me so happy,