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At a signing, always fun! I love chatting with readers (even if they've never heard of me).
With my friends from Connecticut Romance Writers, truly the nicest bunch ever, the night I won the RITA for Too Good To Be True.
About the Author.
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I started writing romance novels when my kids were little. I’d always been a writer of some type—public relations, advertising, research—but wanted to stay home with the bunnies. I’d been reading romance novels ever since I swiped Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss from my grandmother’s night table. “Higgins,” I said to myself, “I bet you could write one of these.” And so I sat down every afternoon when the kids were napping, took my lifelong love of romance novels and tried to make a career out of it. We’ve been living happily ever after since.
I live in my hometown, a small, pretty place in Connecticut where there’s a beautiful library and a wicked good ice cream stand. I’m the mom of two lovely children who have very long eyelashes and excellent vocabularies, the wife of a heroic and brave firefighter and the willing love-slave to a naughty mutt named Willow. Our cat, Huck, occasionally deigns to sit on my lap, especially when I'm typing.
I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. My characters are regular people, folks like us, and I hope to give them a big, memorable love story rich with family, pets, food and laughter. When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.
Nickname: Mrs. Jeter
Favorite drink: Iced coffee,
heavy on the half-and-half
Phobia: Birds, especially hummingbirds. It's a
phobia; it doesn't have
to make sense.
Met husband while standing in line; engaged six weeks later, married within the year. Some say trollop, some say true love.
Daughter is named for
famed American author and Provincetown bar. Son is named for Irish saint and
the coolest 80s pop icon ever.
Favorite book of all time: Gone With the Wind. I've read it 14 times. Twelve of those times were in a row.
Secret talent: Whistling. Well, I guess it's not so secret any more, is it? I
also make excellent toast.