From the author's website
My life and my books are a celebration of new beginnings. Although I am a livelong writer--I'm the oddball who liked writing essays in school--it wasn't until the early 1990s that my writing interest turned to novels. It was a new beginning for me...a totally different career path from the journalism I had been practicing. More than twenty novels later, I am still in love with writing...and with new beginnings.
No wonder all of my books deals with new beginnings in some way or another. In fact, my first novel, The Reluctant Viking, first published in 1994, was about a woman on the brink of divorce looking for a chance to start all over. A new beginning for poor Ruby Jordan. Fast forward more than ten years and you will find there is a theme of new beginnings in all my books. Doesn't matter if it's divorce, death, despair, time travel, loneliness, boredom or plain old dissatisfaction, readers want to know that there is a chance for...yep, new beginnings.
One of the greatest gifts we have in this world is to find work we love, which is appreciated by others. I have been especially blessed in that regard.
You readers have told me that you love the Viking world I have created, not to mention those gorgeous Norsemen. There have been twelve Viking novels thus far, The Reluctant Viking, The Outlaw Viking, The Tarnished Lady, The Bewitched Viking, The Blue Viking, My Fair Viking, and A Tale of Two Vikings. Then, there was The Last Viking, Truly, Madly Viking, The Very Virile Viking, Wet & Wild, and Hot and Heavy with Rough and Ready and Down and Dirty, coming up next in 12/06 and 10/07.
You have also grown attached to my version of the Old South in Frankly, My Dear and Sweeter Savage Love. Maybe, someday, there will be a follow-up to those books as well.
Perhaps most popular in recent years have been my Cajun books...chronicles of the bad boys of the Louisiana LeDeux family. It all started with Luc LeDeux's story in The Love Potion, followed by Tall, Dark and Cajun, Remy LeDeux,The Cajun Cowboy, Charmaine LeDeux, and The Red-Hot Cajun, Rene LeDeux.
On the heels of these books comes the Jinx series. The first book, Pink Jinx, 10/06, features Veronica Jinkowsky, an uptight Boston lawyer conned by her grandfather into taking over his treasure hunting company, Jinx Inc. Along for the ride is Ronnie's four times ex-husband, Jake Jensen, a professional poker player. Secondary characters in these books are my Cajun favorites, Tante Lulu and Tee-John LeDeux, leading up eventually to Tee-John's own story.
When anyone asks me about my novels, I always say that, if nothing else, they will make you laugh out loud...and maybe sizzle a bit. Which is really funny...to my family, at least. They think I have no sense of humor at all. And as for a sensual nature...forget it!
And they're right, to some extent. As a young girl growing up in Central Pennsylvania, I was very serious and very shy. I don't recall ever cracking a joke. Anything off-color would have made me blush and run for cover. Perhaps that was due to my strong Catholic upbringing. My sister Flora and I attended St. Agnes School in Lock Haven where the good nuns would have soaped our mouths if we'd dared think something racy, let alone speak it aloud.
But more likely it was due to the shyness that prompted me to bury my face in books. Lock Haven--a beautiful town with the Susquehanna River running through it--had a wonderful library located in an old three-story Victorian house, complete with window nooks and dusty alcoves.