bout Charlene

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my home away from home! I’ll begin by confessing that storytelling has always been a part of my life. As a young girl, my father would sit me down on Saturday mornings and tell me imaginative stories of yesteryear, brilliant sagas of pirates commandeering ships and plundering for treasure or sheriffs who would dash in to save the damsel in distress. His fantastic accounts always put me in the forefront as the heroine of the story, tickling my fancy and giving a young girl a thirst for telling a tall tale. The romance came later, after falling in love with stories from authors Kathryn Woodwiss, LaVryle Spencer and Sandra Brown. Presently, I’m writing short contemporary romances for Silhouette Desire and an occasional western historical for Harlequin. I’ve written 28 books to date and consider myself fortunate to LOVE what I do. I’ve been honored with the 2006 Readers Choice Award, the 2007 Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2008 and 2009 Booksellers Best Award. I’m an active member of Romance Writers Of America and belong to the Orange County Chapter and the Los Angeles Chapter of RWA where I volunteer my time as the Published Authors Liaison. I married my high school sweetheart, Don and we have two grown children and two persnickety cats. When not writing, you can find me on sunny California beaches, bowling with my team, sipping a delicious Cappuccino or going on a “date” night of dinner and a movie with my hero husband.

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