I tend to dream up stories while either lying in bed at night, sitting at my desk at work, or anywhere I happen to be at the moment. It's exciting to watch a story unfold, especially when my characters say or do something unexpected!
Before I started writing novels, I wrote and co-wrote short stories that occasionally appeared in magazines, online, or were entered in contests. Before that, I wrote pieces for stage skits and amateur film. Before THAT, I wrote non-fiction articles for a health newsletter as well as the college paper. Over the years, I've also served as an editor, acquisition/submission director, flash fiction publisher, and author promoter.
When I'm not busy playing chase-the-muse around my laptop, I enjoy spending time with my family (including my also hunky, yet elusive and smart-aleck spouse, author Michael Jade), reading, and movies. I rarely go anywhere without my Nook or other reading device, even if it's on my phone! I also homeschool my daughter. I often get asked how I manage to get any writing done with so much on my plate. I'd answer that question, but I have to leave for work now. (No, really!)