I write the complex, strong, smoldering and sexy leading men I’m looking for in real life, and the capable, driven, multi-layered ladies who follow their hearts and capture theirs along the way. With a dash of danger and intrigue in between, of course. To me, there’s nothing better than romantic suspense: a good love story amid the drama and chaos of crime, mystery and adventure. My stories revolve around those smart, independent heroines and fractured, brave heroes who are forced to confront their fears and failings in the middle of life-threatening situations, and who happen to find love and romance along the way. “High emotional stakes” should be my middle name. But it isn’t. Allen is.

Born-and-raised in the land of 10,000 lakes, I was a kid with a Nancy Drew novel in one hand and a notebook in the other. I’ve been reading and writing ever since. I’m also a poet, crafter and proud doggie-mama to the cutest canine in the world. My free time is spent with family and friends, drawing, painting and fan-girling the latest novel, show or movie that tells me an awesome story. I want to give readers of my books the same page-turning, nail-biting, heart-wrenching experience I like to enjoy. I can geek-out hard about what I love. And I can even be witty, if I have a glass of wine in hand.