Jewel lives with her husband, 8-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter in North Central Texas. They are delighted and terrified by the antics of one crazy smoke-flavored cat named Pandora.

DSC01082Jewel has been writing since the early 1980s and enjoys reading historical fiction,  paranormal (vampires? yes please!), and romance (the steamier, the better). She has a long-standing affinity for witches, werewolves, ghosts, vampires, and epic relationships. Her alpha-style leading men fall in love hard and fast (and on occasion, even unapologetically). On the flip-side, her leading ladies are feisty, head-strong, and disinterested in falling in love (until the right man comes along).

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When not writing, Jewel may be found wielding pointy sticks (knitting hats, gloves, and socks) or crocheting, and she has even been known to paint the occasional landscape.  She fancies herself a photographer (those pictures in the header of the website are all from her shutter-button-finger and come from a variety of places–from the World Famous San Diego Zoo to the Grand Canyon, Walt Disney World to Disneyland, and the list keeps growing).

Those who know Jewel well can tell you all about her penchant for pumpkin spice everything, coffee, felines, flowers, and friends.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! ♥

- Jewel