Born a dragon, but forced to take human form to fit into those little baby carriers, Susan accepted that she’d have to live a mortal life. She just wasn’t going to go around being all boring about it. As soon as she was old enough, she immediately applied for an alien abduction, but got wait-listed, so she made her lair in the desert to wait out the coming zombie apocalypse with a pair of magical cats (they can appear underfoot in an instant, usually at the steps) and the dog from Hades that has three heads (and now has three bodies to go with them).
When the white knight came to fight the dragon, Susan liked him so much she decided to marry him and they now have a beautiful little dragonlet. (Who looks just like a little girl unless you use a magic mirror)
Fortunately, despite being trapped in this dimension, Susan uses her dragon’s vision to see all the most interesting goings-on in the multiverse. Figuring they made great stories, she decided to share them with the rest of the mortal world, by writing fantasy, science fiction and romance.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember and even put that down as what I would grow up to be in my fifth-grade yearbook, which was a long time ago (well, not THAT long ago 😉 ). I spent many years not writing and that’s just a crying shame because the stories were just rattling around in my head without any outlet. When I started having long, drawn out conversations with my characters, I knew I needed to get them out of there and onto paper, which I’ve been doing for about a decade now. In the last couple of years I’ve been writing around 55 to 75 thousand words a month when I’m not revising and editing a manuscript.
I write the kind of books I want to read, which doesn’t always make them marketable. I love horror and science fiction, fantasy and action-adventure. What I love even more is seeing them all come together in a messy genre mashup with a lot of romance thrown in. Monsters and aliens are my favorite romance heroes. (I had a crush on Skeletor when I was a kid. I know, I can’t believe I’m actually admitting that!)
My real life hero is not so monstrous, but still managed to become the love of my life and surround me with an amazing daughter and a menagerie of dogs and cats.
It’s been a long road with a brief stint in the U.S. Army and a lot of college in the STEM fields before I found the path back to my childhood dream. I believe the destination was worth the journey.