Hey and welcome!
I know that the About page of my website should be in third person, but have you ever tried to write about yourself in 3rdperson? It’s damned hard and weird. Really weird.
I’m Eileen and I live in North Carolina with my husband, my greyhound, and two fish–two very large fish. I’m a true southerner. North Carolina is the farthest north I have ever lived. I’ve lived farther south – we spent seventeen years in Southwest
My roots are in South Carolina. Went to school and college in the same town. The same town where I couldn’t get away with anything because my dad had coffee with the principal of my school every morning. The same town where everyone knew everyone else and chatted about it frequently.
I know a bit about small towns.
My love for reading comes from my mom. Her genre of choice is mysteries and thrillers. She introduced me to Agatha Christie, Mary Stewart, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more. My love for romance comes from fairy tales like the Blue Fairy Book, Disney movies, and my grandmother’s secret stash of Harlequins. I discovered the books in a brown paper bag in my grandmother’s bedroom during football season. I would do anything to avoid watching football.
Thank God for the library which fed my appetite for reading. Still does to
this day. The library was my window to the world outside of my small southern town. Embrace your local library. It’s the doorway to an amazing world.
I started writing early in life. My sisters and I would write soap operas on snow days and record them. I wrote through school and completed my first manuscript in college: a pirate romance. It shall remain buried under the bed for the rest of eternity. It was that bad.
Fast forward many years of marriage, two kids, and a career in Information Technology and I picked up my pen again to write. This time as a second career.
My stories are usually funny. They deal with family and friends. They deal with love and sometimes a bit of mystery and suspense. They may challenge class expectations. They may be a bit scandalous. They may take place in Regency England or modern times, but they always end happily. They always will because I’m an HEA kind of girl.
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