In 2008, my second inspirational romance, Perfecting Kate, was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet was nominated for a RITA award and won an ACFW "Book of the Year" award. Both books were released as audiobooks. In 2009, Faking Grace was nominated for a RITA and ACFW "Book of the Year" award. In January 2010, Leaving Carolina was featured in Target stores' "Emerging Authors: New, Notable, Red-Hot Reads" section. Then came year 2011 and the conclusion of my "Southern Discomfort" series that launched with Leaving Carolina, continued with Nowhere, Carolina, and ended with Restless in Carolina.
When not in the middle of being a wife, mother, and cookbook fiend, I continue to write. Recently, I returned to the historical romance genre with the release of Dreamspell, a medieval time travel romance. With The Unveiling, the first book in my Age of Faith series, I once more invite readers to join me in the world of the middle ages.
I live near Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, our sons, a Doberman Pinscher that bares its teeth not only to threaten the UPS man but to smile, and a Shih Tzu with a Napoleon complex and something of an eating disorder.
After I earned a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, my husband and I decided to start a family. Convicted to work from my home in order to raise our children, I turned to writing in 1993. Shortly thereafter, my agent called with news of Bantam Books' offer of a 4-book contract. That same day, my pregnancy was confirmed. Within the next year, I gave up my speech pathology career, accepted Christ, had my first child, and saw my first historical romance, Warrior Bride, released.
As I continued to write for the general market, publishing three more romances with HarperCollins and Dorchester and earning awards and spots on national bestseller lists,
I infused my growing faith into my writing. In 2004, I decided to write books that not only reveal Christianity to non-believers, but serve as inspiration to those who believe.