Traveller: if you cannot find the path that leads to your goal, make your own path… step by step.
Hi there and welcome to my website. I never thought I’d ever find myself in the position of having a website in my name, but here we are. Life can be a bit surreal sometimes.
Well this is the “About Me” section so I guess I should tell you something about me. I suppose I can start with the fact that I have loved reading since I learned how and a love of writing followed soon after. Once I started reading romance that was it: I’d found my passion. I would read a book and halfway through I’d find myself drifting off and creating dialogue and scenes for characters (I still do that). I’d basically make up my version of the perfect ending to the story and when the book’s ending didn’t gel with mine I’d be terribly disappointed. After a while I started writing my own stories. I figured the only way I’d get those perfect endings was to write them myself.
I’ve been writing romance since I was thirteen and at fourteen sent this handwritten, completely unprofessional looking query letter off to Mills and Boon/Harlequin telling them that I’d written the best romance ever! Needless to say, nothing came of that. This early rejection didn’t faze me; I kept writing. Mostly for my own pleasure and allowed only a select few friends to read my stuff.
In 2012 I finally took the plunge to self-publish a little story I’d been working on for many, many years. At that point it was called Untitled 3 and I hastily went through the story in search of a title. I found a line that resonated with me: “she was just his temporary and unwanted wife” and then vacillated between “temporary” and “unwanted” but quickly settled on The Unwanted Wife and that was that. Apparently I’m an author now.
Other stuff about me: I have two budgies one—Oliver—is the love of my life, the other—Baxter—is a little green tyrant on a power trip. I also have two Chihuahuas: Maia who can be a total meanie at times and Hana, who at three months old loves everything and everybody. I love chocolate, red wine, action movies, the beach, sunny days and rainy days. Is this starting to sound like an online dating profile? It totally is. I’ll stop there.
Please feel free to contact me on this website, on Facebook or Twitter. I’m always happy to hear from you and happy to answer questions or hear your feedback.