After receiving my PhD in Genetics from Tufts University and passing the U.S. Patent Bar Exam, I was on my way into a Boston law firm when I had a nasty epiphany--this wasn’t what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wanted to be a writer. More specifically, I wanted to write romantic suspense.
In and amongst jobs ranging from cleaning sea lion cages to riding horses professionally, I began writing for publication in 1998 and became an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America). I had the amazing good fortune of selling four novels to three different publishers in 2002. DOLPHIN FRIENDLY (Avalon, Feb '03) and SEAL WITH A KISS (Avalon, Dec ’03) drew from my days volunteering at the New England Aquarium and THE GUARDIAN OF THE AMULETS (Five-Star, Mar '03) is a paranormal romance that mirrors my great love of animals. But most importantly, I sold my first novel to Harlequin Intrigue that year.
Better yet, they wanted more!
The publication of my first Intrigue, DR. BODYGUARD (Oct '03), launched a series of sexy medical thrillers inspired by my years working as a molecular geneticist. These edgy mysteries are set in the tricky, trappy world of DNA typing, genetic analysis and medical mystery. These days, I balance mystery writing with editing scientific journal articles for non-English speaking scientists. While a challenge, the editing work keeps me on top of the cutting edge technology being used today in many of the world’s biggest labs. . . and provides an endless source of new story ideas.
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