I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, where I still live with my husband and two sons. I'm now grown up enough to admit that when I started my undergraduate degree in Medieval History, I was pretty darned sure the past was going to be just like the fantasy novels I loved to read. So much for that. Having got over that disappointment, I simply turned my attention to mythic stories, fairy tales and Jane Austen.
 
After some encouraging words from my grade 10 English teacher (who I might have had a teeny crush on because he had an English accent and looked a bit like Sting) I started writing my first novel, a time travel fantasy, when I was 15. I moved on to half-hearted attempts at something more literary, then nearly gave up on the writing all together until one fine day in 2005 a co-worker put a romance novel in my hands and told me to “get over yourself”.  I did, and the rest, as they say, is history.
 
Like many authors, I juggle a full time job, family life, and (perhaps not like many authors) an addiction to Lego video games. Because sometimes, when you've been toiling over a manuscript for while, the best way to blow off some steam is to save the galaxy/Middle Earth/Bricksville/Gotham by smashing lots of things into little tiny bricks.