She was a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and worked in local theater productions before packing her bags and leaving for New York City.
There she got a job as a singer/dancer in a band that traveled the east coast. It was during those travels that she met her hero and married him.
While her children were small she remembered her love of writing and in 1988 sold her first book, a young adult romance. In 1991 she sold her first adult romance to Silhouette and since that time has written over eighty books for Silhouette and Harlequin.
In 2004 she sold her first romantic suspense novel to New American Library.
She now writes for Silhouette, Harlequin and NAL Signet.