Why am I dressed that way? Well, back when I lived in southern California, I used to visit Renaissance fairs. All. The. Time. This happens to be from a photo shoot done by a friend, and it's my favorite picture of myself.
I've always been a reader, but writing became a later passion. One night, lounging on my living room floor, listening to the Daredevil soundtrack, a story idea popped into my head, and I was overcome with an urge to put finger to keyboard. That first manuscript may or may not see the light of day, but it started something amazing.
I have come to love writing. It's a wonderful creative outlet, and I can do it almost anywhere, anytime. In the central Oregon winter, I huddle in my bedroom, tapping away, occasionally glancing out my window at the tall Ponderosas and junipers. In summer I can often be found on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, finishing a storyline.
When I'm not writing, I'm hiking in the forest, kayaking on a lake, or kicking back in bed with my dog, playin Sudoku. Another passion of mine is pairing up military veterans with support dogs; I volunteer as the program director of a great nonprofit, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon.
I chose to write about disability in romance after reading a plethora of books in which characters were cured of their "afflictions." It really rubbed me the wrong way, and I decided to be part of the solution. I hope to take you on a journey into a world where all good people have a shot at love, but be prepared for an emotional ride through an authentic experience.
Thank you for joining me. Cheers!