|I write in the free time I have after the day job (financial aid advisor at a public college) and the family (husband, three grown children, and a buttercup – also known as a granddaughter, as well as three Other Kids also known as my BFF’s offspring). People have called me a romance writer, but I really don’t think that describes what I pen. I like to go beyond the first fluttery feelings of romance, beyond the “being in love” euphoria, to the real meat of the relationship: bills, not enough money to pay them, the challenges of living together, the insecurities that lead to bad decisions. In other words, I like to write about real life with a dash of hope thrown in. That is not to say that my stories always have happy endings. Let us just say that they have happy enough endings.