Nineteen months ago, I made the admittedly daunting decision to leave the full-time corporate world and focus on my writing. I was very fortunate to almost immediately meet Harlequin executive editor, Paula Eykelhof. Paula shared my work with senior editor Victoria Curran, who we know and love as the indomitable driving force behind Heartwarming. That led to an exciting end to 2013, as I signed my first contract with Harlequin. I owe Victoria and Paula sincere thanks for giving me this opportunity to work with them and the rest of the amazing Harlequin Heartwarming team.
I love the fact that the Heartwarming series is specifically created for readers who enjoy wholesome, tender stories, and I feel privileged to be able to join such a talented, committed group of authors. I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received from a number of you, and the many hours of reading pleasure your books are providing me.
My first Heartwarming book will be a Christmas release. I sent the edited version of the manuscript to Paula just yesterday. I am grateful to her for being such an amazing source of feedback and inspiration. It seems the calculated risk I took to focus on my writing is paying off!
In closing, I want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my work. You have made it possible for me to do what I truly love.
I wish you much love and happiness!