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Writing News versus Fiction

We are TV reporters by day and romance writers by night. The Tampa Bay Times asked me and AP reporter Tamara Lush to talk about our dual careers at the 2015 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. We also talk about the popularity of romance and the challenges of getting published today. 

Don't Stop Believing.

How I became a published author.

Working Women of Tampa Bay asked me to speak at their State Conference on how I followed my dream of becoming a published author.  I hope this will help you, too. 


My husband: “For my birthday, I want to go skydiving.”

Me: “What?”

My crazy husband: “With you.”

Frantic me: “WHAT?!”


That simple conversation is how this whole crazy adventure started.  


My husband Jorge wanted to take a leap of faith for his fiftieth. And, he want...

With a little help from my friends – Alive at 5 comes to life.


I’ve always believed Alive at 5 would make a good movie. As I was writing the manuscript, I kept envisioning jets flying overhead and deep-water shark attacks along with the sweet, slow seduction of the her...

Inspiration comes from many places. 'Alive at 5' started while anchoring the 5 p.m. news and reading a story about an adventure vacation in Florida where something went wrong.  I remember turning to my co-anchor at the time and saying, “That would make a great setting...

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With a little help from my friends - Alive at 5 comes to life!

June 1, 2014

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