I love to read and write and have been doing both for most of my life. About eight years ago, I started reading romance fiction starting with the book, Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts. I've been hooked to romance ever since. :)
I joined the Romance Writers of America (RWA) a little over three years ago, and am also a member of my local chapter -- the Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA).
The recent contest win was sponsored by TARA which made the win that much more exciting. I will be receiving a necklace and a certificate for my 1st place win. And I have also had a request for a partial manuscript from the final judge -- an editor with Pocket Books. Very exciting!