• 17 books with Silhouette, including traditional romances, Intimate Moments, and Shadows
  • Novella with Berkley, Midnight Lover in the collection Moonglow


  • 1994 RITA winner, Annie and the Wise Men
  • Four time RITA finalist, including finalist for Best First Book, 1990; Finalists: Jakeâ Child; Annie and The Wise Men; The Cowboy, the Baby, and The Runaway Bride; Undercover Daddy.
  • 3 time Romantic Times Reviewerâ Choice Award Recipient, including Best First Book, Best Series: Jake’s Child, Pete’s Dragon, Undercover Daddy
  • Finalist for Reviewers’ Choice Award category for several other books
  • Finalist for Career Achievement in Series Romance
  • Romantic Times W.I.S.H Awards
  • Winner, Orange County’s Best Unpublished Novelist Contest, 1987


  • Waldenbooks’ bestseller list
  • Ingram’s List


  • Thirteen years experience teaching English and creative writing as a former high school English teacher.
  • Master’s degree in English literature (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL)
  • Cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University with an honors degree in literature
  • Frequent speaker at local and national RWA conferences; active member of Romance Writers of America and RWA local chapters Chicago North RWA, Windy City, and Orange County
  • Member of Novelists’ Inc.
  • Member of Orange County RWA
  • Member Mystery Writers of American
  • Member International Thriller Writers