Even though I've been writing since I was in my teens, with poetry, it wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I started writing novels. Still, I did not consider myself an author, just a writer. Author, for me, was a title reserved for those who were published. Then my dream came true in December 2012 when I signed with my publisher, Crimson Romance.
I now have a paranormal romance, The Garnet Dagger, available via ebook. And forthcoming historical romance, Viking Fire.
I consider myself lucky to be able to write and call myself an author.