I've been an avid reader ever since the first Nancy Drew book I picked up years ago. Since then, I've surrounded myself with books, enjoying mostly mysteries, contemporary and historical romances and the classics. Over the years I've worked in libraries, both academic and public, have taught writing to grumpy college freshmen, and facilitated several writers groups at the libraries at which I worked. I have a Master's in English and a second Master's in Library Science, and am a member of the Romance Writers of America. Hobbies include gardening, photography and various handcrafts.