Jolyse has always been a dreamer. As a little girl growing up in a small village on the shores of Lake Champlain, she imagined a world of excitement and travel. When she graduated from high school, there wasn’t a mode of transportation invented that could whisk her away quickly enough to begin her life of adventure.
As she matured, Jolyse developed a more practical side, and realized that dreaming wouldn’t pay the bills. She earned a college degree, fell in love with her best friend, and is living happily-ever-after. Who knew the dream house would have two noisy children, a leaky kitchen faucet, a too-hairy cat, and a coddled guinea pig? But with love, it’s all good!
After many fits and starts, Jolyse’s dream of becoming a writer is a reality. Like many stories leading to success, she set goals one day and determined to make it happen. She researches, reads endless books on the craft and in every genre, and is a proud member of RWA. Perhaps most significantly, she creates and writes every day. Her stories are about ordinary people who find extraordinary love. Family dynamics and pressures often play a strong part in her characters’ conflicts and they often encounter challenges. Yet, they still hope for a better tomorrow.
Jolyse has completed a contemporary romance, which won first place in the 14th Annual Dixie First Chapter contest and taught her so much about the craft of writing. Her second completed book, a story set in her favorite exotic locale, is a fast-paced romantic suspense sprinkled with magic. Current works-in-progress include two more romantic suspense/magic short novels and a full-length romantic suspense. Imagination is wonderful!
Romance readers and writers are invited to join Jolyse on this adventure, and she is excited to hear from both about theirs. After all, the people we meet are what make the journey worthwhile!
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