Yes, I write under two names. But no matter the name, the story is always all mine.

I discovered my first romance novel at the age of twelve in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates having grand adventures on the open sea, a heroine with a mind of her own, and a seriously masterful hero who swept her away no matter how clever she was.

I was immediately smitten with romance and all the romantic themes I could get my hands on.

I had grand plans to star on Broadway – preferably in Evita, just like the great Patti LuPone. Sadly, my inability to wow audiences with my singing voice required a back up plan, so I launched myself into academics instead. This was not a good fit for someone who liked lounging about and reading books a lot more than dissecting them in classrooms, but it did allow me to live in England for half a decade, so I can’t complain.

Writing (and finishing!) my first book was a relief.  And actually publishing that book was one of the greatest thrills of my life.

Now I’m some 90 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.

If you’re new to my books, try starting here.


I heard you were writing more motorcycle club books. Are they connected to the Deacons of Bourbon Street series?


In Make You Burn, Ajax and Sophie visit the Devil’s Keepers MC clubhouse out in the bayou, which was Ajax’s first stop when he returned to Louisiana.

If you pay close attention to that scene, you’ll see all kinds of people I expect will turn up in the Devil’s Keepers books next year.

What happened between Toby and Alex after English as a Second Language?

I can tell you from personal experience and much observation that no one makes it through a doctoral program without at least one breakdown. Or several. Still, in my mind, Toby and Alex worked it out, made some proclamations, and maybe even pulled off that most rare of academic miracles: tenure track positions at universities in the same city. Why not?

Isn’t having all those deadlines kind of like being in school forever and always having a paper due?


Yes, it is.

Except with books, you can make it all up. This is way more fun.

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