I love writing romantic suspense because it throws the hunky hero and intrepid heroine together under extraordinary circumstances and pits them against a clever villain. Although some of my books are set in the state of Maine, where I live, I write about more exotic settings as well, such as a sultry Caribbean island and romantic Italy. Reviewers have called my stories fast-paced, thrilling, action-packed, sizzling, and highly emotional. My books have received the Golden Leaf and Laurie awards and finaled in the Bookseller's Best and the Daphne. My most recent book, Deadly Memories, was a 2006 Romantic Times Magazine Top Pick and Reviewer's Choice Award nominee. I live with my husband on the coast of Maine. A former teacher, I enjoy curling up with a good book, gardening, walking the dog, sailing (if the day is sunny and the wind light), and hiking (if the trail is moderate). Look for my next release, Primal Obsession, due out in late 2008. Please visit my website to read excerpts and enter my contest. I love to "chat" with readers and fellow writers. Let's get acquainted. I love to talk about writing and books, romance and romantic suspense.