Love walks a fine line between passion and madness - and sometimes it stumbles.

My life has essentially been a string of it seemed like a good idea at the time moments. Including:

 

~ Read in my tent while a bull elephant munched on a tree outside the door

~ Wrangled animals for film

~ Worked undercover narcotics investigations

~ Transported a prisoner across the country

~ Crashed the White House News Photographers Association dinner in the perfect LBD

~ Was a dresser for runway models

~ Created specialty desserts reviewed by nationally known food critics

- Most Interesting First Date? Traveling 300 miles on a 100+ degree day in a station wagon

   with broken air conditioning to deliver the decomposing carcass of a rare crocodile to a

   museum.

                     

 

Fortunately for a writer, the best stories often originate with the words why not, what's the worst that could happen?  followed by oops.

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IN 2018:

SECOND PLACE  

FANTASY, FUTURISTIC & PARANORMAL FICTION 

North Texas Romance Writers of America

Great Expectations Contest

IN 2017:

SECOND PLACE  

WOMEN'S FICTION 

San Antonio Romance Authors’ Emma Merritt Writing Contest

FINALIST  

CONTEMPORARY SHORT

Land of Enchantment RWA Rebecca Award

IN 2016:

EIGHTH PLACE OVERALL

Romance Writers of Australia Valerie Parv International Competition

SECOND PLACE  

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

New Jersey RWA Put Your Heart In A Book

SECOND PLACE

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Central Ohio Fiction Writers Ignite the Flame

SECOND PLACE

ROMANTIC ELEMENTS 

Portland RWA Golden Rose

THIRD PLACE

LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

From The Heart Romance Writers

Pages From The Heart

FIFTH PLACE

SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE

Valley Forge RWA Sheila Award

IN 2015:

SECOND PLACE

SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE

North Texas RWA Great Expectation

PLACE OVERALL

Romance Writers of Australia Valerie Parv International Competition

SECOND PLACE  

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

New Jersey RWA Put Your Heart In A Book

SECOND PLACE

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Central Ohio Fiction Writers Ignite the Flame

SECOND PLACE

ROMANTIC ELEMENTS 

Portland RWA Golden Rose

THIRD PLACE

LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

From The Heart Romance Writers

Pages From The Heart

FIFTH PLACE

SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE

Valley Forge RWA Sheila Award

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