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Meet Scarlett

From sneaking behind the shelves of her local library to read a few pages of romance to absconding with her mom's copy of A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Scarlett has loved romance for as long as she can remember. By day, she works in public relations. By night, she powers through her most hated chore (laundry) and writes sweet, contemporary romance with strong heroes and the fierce heroines who bring them to their knees.

When she's not reading or writing, she's wrangling her two little ones while trying yet again to plant a vegetable garden, visiting her husband at the fire station or sitting on her front porch savoring a cup of hot tea and the sight of the Midwestern countryside.

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When Belle reached up to touch the Prince's face after he'd transformed in Beauty & the Beast, something resonated inside me. I loved reading and watching romance come to life, people overcoming odds to find their happily ever after. I loved, too, the stories that went along with it, from edge-of-the-seat mysteries to laugh-out-loud comedies. Whether I needed a good cry or a good chuckle, romance always has something. It's also been amazing to watch the genre evolve over the years.

Yes, 99% of them still come with that beautiful guarantee of a happily ever after. But they also bring in real themes that I, and hopefully my readers, can relate to. It was a magic realism story with a heart-wrenching yet ultimately wonderful ending that helped my husband and I overcome a massive hurdle in our relationship. I've been motivated, inspired, strengthened and humbled by the romance genre. And other times, I'm simply delighted by a great read. 

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