When people ask me why I write about romance, I answer with a simple, "I couldn't imagine writing anything else." What else in life guarantees a happy ending?
Like most authors, I didn't start out as a writer, but rather as a reader. My passion for romance novels began in my late teens and left me with an itch to discover the world. After living in places as culturally diverse as Athens, Greece and Cairo, Egypt (where I met and married my own romantic hero) we returned to the states and settled in the quiet, hamlet of Sterling Forest, New York.
From a very young age, I showed an aptitude for telling stories. Of course my mother called me a pathological liar, but I prefer to think back on those days as an apprenticeship for my future craft
After the birth of my daughter, my husband suggested I take up writing as a hobby to fill my days. The hobby became a love, and the love an obsession. (Sometimes my husband is sorry he ever made that suggestion.)
I learned how to write from the best--the authors who penned the books I spent countless hours reading. Although my writing allows my mind to soar in clouds, I have an energetic eleven year old who keeps my feet planted on the ground.
Pseudonym/s: Kathryn Atwood, Anne Mayfield, Kathy Ptacek