Bio: I have been writing all my life. I draw on my rather quirky sense of humor, hopelessly romantic nature, need for family and friendship, and my love for a good story while writing my novels. My Perennials Series began with Summer Iris (Wild Rose Press, July 2010) a Golden Quill Award finalist for Best First Book. The second, Moonlight and Violet (Wild Rose Press, June 2011) won the coveted Golden Leaf Award for Best Contemporary Novel 2011. The last in the series, Brookside Daisy (Wild Rose Press, February 2012) was a Gold Leaf Award finalist. The latest is The Ronan’s Harbor Series, a trilogy of romances set in a quaint shore town, the first installment, Letters and Lace, released June 26, 2013. I am a life-long native of New Jersey where I live with my husband. A blended family, we enjoy our children and grandchildren.