As a little girl, I loved to be holed up in my room creating stories with my Barbie Dolls. There was no subject I didn't tackle. It was always my dream to write a soap opera. As I grew older, I assumed that dream was just that... a dream.
Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, near Ann Arbor, my mother always instilled in me the importance of reading. There was never a time when I wasn't going to read, in the process of reading, or just finished reading a book. It was also my mother who, later on in my life, gave me my first romance novel: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. From that moment on, I became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance. An old journal I wrote back in college became my first book (which I still want to publish one day).
One night, I had a strange dream about an underground lair, five floors below ground. And it didn't stop there. I continued to dream of this cast of characters for a whole week. I shared the dream with many people and they all suggested I write a book. Basement Level 5: Never Scared was born.