I am thrilled to share the news that my debut novel, Fire at Midnight, has won the gold medal in the Romance category of the IPPY Awards (Independent Publisher's Book Awards).


I was blind-sided by the news because I hadn't entered the contest (I had decided it was aiming too high), but unbeknownst to me, my publisher, Medallion Press, had so much faith in the novel that they entered it on my behalf.

I follow in the footsteps of my friend, Judith James, who won the same award in 2008 for her wonderful book, Broken Wing. It's quite an honor!