After leaving college with a degree in Journalism and discovering
the compensation less than generous I set out to become a Jill of all trades,
dabbling in various ventures: bartending and bar management, modelling, travel
consulting, bookkeeping, retail and commission sales - and moonlighting as entertainment
columnist for a paper in southern California - or as it now pronounced in some
Eventually my prince charming
located me and after gallantly sweeping me away into happily ever after, he discovered
me one night in bed with his rival a romance novel. Unfaithful wench!
he cried. You read so many books why dont you write one yourself?
Write! I gasped in horror. Write? Thats far too hard
a job. I dont want to work that hard! Why, Id rather dance naked in
a strip bar!
My husband snorted. She doth protest too
To my consternation, his idea continually
crept into my conscious mind. It figures prince charming would turn out to fit
Lady Caro Lambs description of Lord Byron as mad, bad, and dangerous
After learning with various degrees of success to control
both my fear of the blank page and rejection, I yielded and set out to pen my
first book. Eventually, BLOOD MOON OVER BENGAL was written, refined and purchased
by Dorchester one year after its completion.
Oh, by the way, prince charming
removed us to Honolulu where we now live over looking Mauna Lua Bay with three
members of the purr brigade: Mephistopheles, Nutmeg, and Pendragon.
hiking into the Hawaiian wilderness, picnicing on the beach, roaming the Honolulu
Sunday market, spoiling Mepher Cat, travelling, reading, and boating - not necessarily
in this order.
Sir Walter Scott