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I grew up in a small Alberta town. Reading was my ticket to the world and I spent a large part of my childhood between the covers of a book. My mom introduced me to romance novels when I was a teenager, but it was my dad who introduced me to historical romance. He suggested I read Catherine Cookson. That was it - I was hooked on the historical novel and to this day, it is still my preference.

I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a husband (we met in ballroom dancing class -I took it to learn how to dance, he to meet girls – mission accomplished on both counts!),  and a love for Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers, and Jennifer Wilde. (Okay, maybe I should have focussed a bit more on thermodynamics and less on going to the local bookstore!)

I worked for a number of years in Alberta’s oil industry before my husband and I started our own engineering company.  In those early, pre-client days, I dabbled at writing because I had to be in the office and had nothing to do. (We often joke about going from two jobs, no kids, to two kids, no jobs – although it wasn’t so funny at the time!) As our company became more successful, I put the writing aside to concentrate on the business. Fifteen years later, the company was bought out and that was when I decided to write full time.

Besides writing, I enjoy gardening, camping, yoga, going for walks, and watching sports – NFL, NASCAR and my hometown Calgary Stampeders and Calgary Flames.  I belong to the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, and am active in the Calgary chapter of the RWA.

My husband and I live in Calgary in the same house we bought just after we got married. We have two adult sons and honestly, I don’t know how that happened!

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Canadian Publisher, BWL Publishing Inc. is a traditional, royalty paying, digital and print publisher of discriminating genre fiction. 

Our authors are experienced, previously published professionals with solid back lists

 

We are now open for submissions.

 

We accept traditionally published authors with backlists as well as new Works in adult and young adult genre fiction.

 

Unfortunately we must concentrate our editing resources on authors with experience in publishing and for this reason we do not accept submissions from previously unpublished authors.

 

To submit your query letter, including a brief description of your experience and previously published Works (a brief paragraph introducing the genre of your manuscript and your main characters as well as a short summary) send this by email (with no attachments) to our marketing manager, Nancy M. Bell, books we love @telus.net

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