A native of Louisville, KY, I graduated
from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 and then went on to earn a BSN from Indiana University in 1986.
Horse crazy from the time I knew what a horse was, my family moved to rural Indiana in 1989. Since then, I've managed to accumulate
a number of animal friends, but am currently holding at two horses, two cats, and one crazy little dog named Peaches.
I have been married to the same wonderful man (aka
Budley) for more than thirty years, and we have two grown sons, Mike & Sam. I've been working full-time as a critical
care nurse for more than thirty years, and while this has been an exciting and rewarding career, I resigned from my position August
13, 2012 to allow more time for my writing.
As a writer, I find that any fantasy you have
can come true if you simply write it down. I've been keeping my friends entertained with my books for a number
of years, and self-published a book in 2006, If You Could Read My Mind, writing as Samantha R. Michaels. Slave was
the first of my Cat Ster Chronicles series to be published with Sourcebooks Casablanca, and has since been followed by Warrior,
Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, Wildcat, and Rebel.
Rebel won the 2015 Prism Award for Best Futuristic
Romance. Wildcat placed second in the same category in 2014.
I recently wrote a spinoff of the Cat Star Chronicles called the Cat Star Legacy,
which features the grown-up children of some of the characters from the original series. Maverick (which was originally titled
Champion) and Mystic.
I have one self-published stand-alone novel, Sex, Love, and a Purple Bikini, and two
short stories, Midnight in Reno and Pontoon. I have also self-published the Unlikely Lovers series, which consists
of Unbridled, Uninhibited, Undeniable, and Unrivaled. I also have a self-published paranormal romantic suspense trilogy, Soul
Survivors, which include Echoes From the Deep, Dreams From the Deep, and Justice From the Deep.
The Cowboy Heaven series (published by Sourcebooks
Casablanca) consists of the Cowboy Delight novella and two full-length novels, Cowboy Heaven and Must Love Cowboys.
my Sextet sisters, I've contributed to five erotic anthologies published by Siren/Bookstrand: Sharing, Dirty Dancing, Occupational
Hazards, Entanglements, and Mistletoe & Menage. I also have three solo novellas with Siren. The Sextet Presents... Small,
Medium, & Large; A Toy Story is a contemporary MMF menage. The Sextet Presents... The Lady Takes a Pair: In Days of Olde
is a Regency MMF menage, and The Sextet Presents... A Tale of Two Knights: Legends is a MFM retelling of the Arthurian legend.
I am currently working on a third installment of the Cat
Star Legacy, Captive, and a stand-alone menage called Out of Bounds.
I'm a member of RWA and the Indiana RWA chapter. My other interests
include cooking, gardening, and mowing my 25-acre pasture. Constantly...