I find the hardest thing for me to write about is myself . Quirky characters with real-life flaws and problems are fun to write about. The protagonist in my romantic suspense series — Clara Thibodeaux — is a RN working in the ER of a hospital in Panama City, Florida. She is young and has a tragic past making it hard for her to trust others.
I was an RN, and I worked in Panama City. That is where the similarities end. My mom was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago. I helped care for her during her treatment and recovery. During this time, I reassessed what was important in my life.
I decided to quit working and focus on family and myself. I started writing Clare’s story. I had the idea for this story for a couple years before I began writing it down. I’m doing revisions and proofreading with the help of some author friends — thank you C.L., Sheena, Gail, Marian, and Doug for your help.
In short, I’m married to a great guy, have two grown sons and live in a very old house near the Mississippi. And I love to write!