Hello, booklovers! My name is Allison, and I live in the Dallas, Texas area with my husband of 25 years. By day, I’m an Executive Assistant for the president of a luxury retailer; by night, I’m an aspiring author and avid reader. I’ve been known to have at least four books going at one time: a paperback or hardback, a kindle book on ipad, a kindle book on iphone, and an audio book in the car! I’ve always loved to delve into the magical world of books. I’m very organized, methodical, and precise in my job. I supposed that’s why I write Paranormal Romance (witches, not vamps or weres) and Cozy Mysteries.
Reading is my first love—I still have all of my Nancy Drews, Dana Girls, Cherry Ames, and Vicki Barrs (they were my mom’s!). I have so many favorite authors that it’s hard to pick just one: Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Sasha Summers, Liz Lipperman, Elizabeth Lynn Casey, Heather Webber/Heather Blake, Addison Fox, Debbie Macomber….just to name a few. I first joined Romance Writers of America in February 2008, as well as my local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. At my first meeting, it was like being initiated into a secret club of rock stars!
As for a favorite book…right now I’d have to say What Happens in London by Julia Quinn. I recently started reading it again…for the 7th time…in 2 years. It never fails to make me grin when Harry says to Olivia’s father “I love her so much it makes my teeth ache.” Wouldn’t you love to have someone say that to you?
I’m very excited to be a reviewer for Romancing the Book, and have the chance to share my thoughts about books!