I've been a published author for over three years now and have been blessed to have sold 17 novels and several novellas to several different publishers during that time. I've won many awards for my writing and a few of my books have been national bestsellers, but the MARKED series is a whole 'nother animal altogether. It's the most ambitious, exhausting, over-my-head project I have ever had the fortune to tackle. I love it and was once again blessed when I found my editor Heather Osborn and publisher Tor-Forge, who loved the concept as much as I do. They asked me to write the first three books together so they could release them back-to-back in Spring 2009. I'm incredibly grateful for their enthusiasm and faith.
So here I am, a veteran feeling like a newbie. New name, new genre, giant hopes and expectations. I hope you'll try the MARKED series when it releases in May, June and July 2009. I can promise I put my heart and soul into these books, and I think they're my best work yet.
No matter what genre I write in, I have a few storytelling "trademarks" strong but sympathetic heroine, moments of humor, plot twists, sexual tension (one of my strengths, if I say so myself), vivid descriptions, and breakneck pacing.
I was born in South Central Los Angeles and moved to Orange County, CA when I was in the fourth grade. I stayed until my early-20's, when I joined the U.S. Army Military Intelligence as a Russian Linguist/Interrogator. My family still lives in Orange County. I live a bit further inland now, in a wine valley. (However, I don't drink wine. It gives me a headache.) You'll see a lot of this history and these settings in the MARKED series, so in many ways it's very personal. From my heart to your hands, you could say.