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I was born and raised in Central New Jersey which, as I have repeatedly admitted many times, makes me a proud “Jersey Girl”!! Until about 6 years or so ago, I even still wore my hair in typical ‘BonJovi’ fashion, had long (and I mean LONG!!) fingernails that were always perfectly manicured and attended every rock concert I could manage to get tickets to. (I did however, leave the Spandex and Aquanet behind in the late 80’s…Thank God!) Then one day, I cut the nails shorter and grew out the layres in my 80’s metal hair-band flashback hair-do—but my daughter and I still manage to attend several concerts every summer…there are some things that cannot be compromised! I have always been a huge fan of 80s-90s Rock’n’Roll and Heavy Metal and have seen too many bands to mention over the course of the past 25 years. Even been lucky enough to meet and hang out with some of them! I also have a passion for vampires (obviously..lol), fairies, tattoos, Chinese food, chocolate and my handsome Hubby. We’ve been together for 27 years now and this fall we’ll be married for 23 of those!! Wow..did that time go fast! It feels like only yesterday I saw him standing there with a friend, smoking a cigarette and looking all cute and sexy. Ripped jeans, chain wallet, LedZeppelin t-shirt, long wavy dark hair and all…he was adorable!!! He still makes my heart do back-flips and will always be my Rockstar.

Sorry, got a bit distracted..lol. He has a habit of doing that to me! Where was I? Oh yeah, my passions…I also always had a passion for reading, especially paranormal romance novels and have loved to write poetry and short stories. About 7 years ago I actually started writing romance novels, as I’m sure you’ve already heard or read in other interviews with me so I’ll keep this part short and sweet. Once I started receiving positive feedback about my work, I decided to try my hand at publishing. I took the traditional route for quite some time but eventually decided to make a go of it on my own. Well…it wasn’t ‘totally’ my idea. I have to give Hubby credit for that. He suggested it to me and after a few months of encouragement and reinforcing his belief in me, I decided to self publish. And what an amazing, exciting ride it has been!! I first published LOVE BLEEDS in eBook format with Smashwords, then Amazon, thenBarnes & Noble (all within 4 days) and recently released a paperback version withAmazon and CreateSpace (also from Amazon). The response was pleasantly surprising and unbelievably encouraging. I felt like Sally Fields at the Oscars that year she won her award and professed teary-eyed into the camera, “You like me!!...You really like me!!!” (For those of you too young to remember that, it was classic…LOL) I have met so many wonderful people and made a lot of awesome and supportive new friends in the past few months. I can hardly believe it! I’m awed, humbled and extremely grateful. I love hearing from my readers and fans…it really makes my day..everytime; don’t think that’s ever gonna get old. Their feedback and interaction with me makes me want to keep on writing just so I can hear how much they enjoyed reading it and ask when the next book is coming out.

So, for a small town Jersey Girl to become a successfully published author…who would’ve thought it? Certainly not me. I always dreamed of being able to look back 30 or 40 years from now and saying to myself, “See. . . I did that!” I just didn’t know it was going to be as a published author. But I wouldn’t change a thing; I may not ever be wealthy, that was not my goal or intention going into all this, but at least I am happy knowing that when I put my head down on my pillow at night, there’s somebody out there, somewhere, reading something I wrote!! And for that feeling, there are no words.

Guess that covers enough about me. I hope I didn’t bore you all too much…I have a habit of rambling. Thanks for stopping by and reading my Bio. I hope you all decide to pick up a copy of LOVE BLEEDS and enjoy it. Make sure to stop by Twitter, Facebook or myBlog and let me know how you liked it or just say “HI”.