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I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Virginia and lived on the east coast until I moved to Chicago. Apparently I didn’t pay much attention to winter weather reports. I knew only two people, but decided it would be an adventure and if didn’t work out, I go west or return to east. That was twenty-five years ago. Chicago is now my home.

I’ve always love to read, mysteries, science fiction, romance, you name it, I’d read it. Nora Roberts once said a writer has to be able to lie, make things up, and do it well. I never gave much thought to becoming a writer while growing up, but English Literature research papers were my specialty. In high school I wrote a story about Prince Charles of the Tunaka Islands. He was rich, handsome, and an outstanding swimmer. He had the ingredients for a great hero but I didn’t know that at the time. His subjects loved him and when an advertising exec saw his water skills, Prince Charles became the inspiration for Charlie the Tuna™ for Starkist. My teachers and classmates believed me, but it was fiction, no prince, no island. I made it up I lied.

I’m inspired by a great story written with passion. I hold in high esteem writers who are willing to push the boundaries and take chances with their characters. My stories always involve characters who have to chose between doing good or doing bad. Might be for love, family, or others.

My website is about writing, but hey that’s not all there is to life. Writers live a solitary life, so I’ve provided links for fun stuff not related to writing. Enjoy.

Yasmine