doesn't remember a time in her life when she wasn't a
If she wasn't putting pen to paper, her characters were
playing out stories
in her head. Writing multicultural has been a dream come
true. Walking a
mile in someone else's shoes allows her to write realistic
and down to earth
novels. Researching and seeking out information evident
in other cultures,
not only enhances her knowledge and understanding, but
is also a plus for
As a writer,
she draws on her professional background in business to
characters who are unassailable, self-reliant, self-directed
yet who are also vulnerable.
Jeanne has been a member of Romance Writers of America
for ten years. She
served as president of her local chapter for nine years.
She is also a
member of World Romance Writers and Novelist Inc.
She lives in northern Michigan with her husband of forever.
FROM THE AUTHOR:
My love for writing
is genetic. My mom wrote, as did her parents and grandparents.
My father didn't write! However his grandfather (Charles
Taylor) owned and wrote the first newspaper in the small
town where I live.
So it seemed
natural for me to sit down and write a story. The stories
play out in my head over and over until they can't wait
to be born to paper. I am character driven. I see characters
in my head and wonder what they are doing. I don't see
what people are doing and then give them a character.
I write multicultural
romances. With each novel I write I have the opportunity
to walk a mile in another cultures shoes. I spend a good
deal of time researching, interviewing and observing so
that my characters come alive to me. For the time I'm
writing a novel I am that person. I have learned and grown
from writing these novels and hope to never stop doing
I live in a small
village in Northern Michigan. Eight generations ago my
ancestors were one of the first to settle here. When I
was a younger person I couldn't believe how hard my parents,
relatives and friends fought to keep industry out, but
now I know why. We have a quaint refuge in the middle
of the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. One where
if you close your eyes and listen carefully you will hear
very little of the modern world. I love living in a place
where we know all about modern technology, and still choose
to chat at the coffee shop or the post office.