My Biography

Regina and Bill in Cancun

I call home on 15 acres in Upstate New York. I share my life with my wonderful husband Bill (who often inspires my heroes), my two beautiful stepdaughters, and a couple of lovable beagles who are more like my children than dogs. Both our families live in the area and we enjoy spending time with them.

I grew up in Upstate New York and in spite of our winters, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, unless of course it was an island in the Caribbean. I grew up in a large family with wonderful parents, two sisters and two brothers. I am the baby of the family and I adore all of my older siblings, even though they bossed me around when I was younger. Now our family has grown even bigger with lots of nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. It is wonderful chaos when we all get together.

I guess writing has always been in my blood. My mother is a good writer and taught me the importance of being able to write well. But I think the writing bug really came from my grandmother. She loved to write poems and read Barbara Taylor Bradford. She had quite a collection of her books. I would often sneak one to read.

Then I remember exploring other romance novels as a teenager, passing around books and falling in love with the handsome heroes who always saved the day. I think I fell in love with historical romances the most because it was another time and another place. The heroes always road in on their white horses to rescue the damsel, though in distress, still strong. These romances conjured up all sorts of visions of what love and romance were supposed to be about. For a young woman, that set a pretty strong precedent for finding Mr. Right.

Thank goodness, I did find my Mr. Right, a man I never expected to sweep me off my feet, but one who is truly my soul mate. It is very easy for me to conjure up my heroes because they each have a little of my husband in them. I am so lucky that he supports my endeavors and proudly tells everyone he's my inspiration for my books.

While my family is a huge supporter, I wouldn't have pursued a writing career or chased my dreams
if it wasn't for my writing friends and all the wonderful writers with the Central New York Romance Writers (CNYRW). Thanks to this wonderful organization and the fabulous writers who make it up, I have learned so much about what it takes to be a successful writer. There is so much that goes into writing a good book, not to mention learning what is going on in the market. It is more than telling a good story, it is perfecting a craft and carrying your readers into a different world. I couldn't do it without them.

Now after twenty years of working in the field of marketing and public relations, I am pursuing my other passion. I still love the work that I do, but it feels glorious to be making my writing dreams come true.

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