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Welcome to my website!

I've been busy writing over the last year - and now I can share what I've written with readers. My first book published by Harlequin, The Summer They Never Forgot, is released in February 2014 followed by The Tycoon and The Wedding Planner in July.

I've so enjoyed writing these deeply romantic and emotional books for the Harlequin Romance line. It's been fun creating the fictional coastal town of Dolphin Bay where the characters live-think quaint harbor, pristine beaches and unspoiled countryside. To me, there's something so romantic about being near water. They say the rhythm of the surf echoes the human heartbeat, so maybe that's it! (Or maybe because I'm a Pisces…)

The Summer They Never Forgot is a reunion story-one of my favorite romance themes. It's a story of rekindled love between Sandy and Ben, who first fell in love as teenagers when Sandy was vacationing in Dolphin Bay. Twelve years go by between their first youthful kiss and the first time they kiss when they meet again. Old hurts, betrayals, misunderstandings and heavily guarded hearts mean these two really have to work for their second chance at love!

Is there a dog in The Summer They Never Forgot? Readers of my award-winning romantic comedies Love Is A Four-Legged Word and Home Is Where the Bark Is (both published by Berkley Sensation, an imprint of Penguin New York) are asking me that. The answer is "yes"-there's a gorgeous golden retriever named Hobo who plays a small supporting role in the story. But my books for Harlequin focus on the hero and heroine falling in love and there's no room for too much distraction!

Animals have always been a special part of my life. Click on Pet Gallery to meet some of the four-legged friends in my life. You can also meet special pets belonging to other authors and readers. If you'd like to see your pet in my pet gallery, please email me your photos!

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