native of Louisville, KY, I graduated from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 and then went on to earn
a BSN from Indiana University in 1986. Horse crazy from the time I knew what a horse was, my family moved to rural Indiana
in 1989. Since then, I've managed to accumulate a number of animal friends, but am currently holding at two horses, four cats,
and one crazy little dog named Peaches.
have been married to the same wonderful man (aka Budley) for more than thirty years, and we have two grown sons, Mike &
Sam. I've been working full-time as a critical care nurse for more than thirty years, and while this has been an exciting
and rewarding career, I have recently resigned from my position to allow more time for my writing.
As a writer, I find that any
fantasy you have can come true if you simply write it down. I've been keeping my friends entertained with my books
for a number of years, and self-published a book in 2006, If You Could Read My Mind, writing as Samantha R.
Michaels. Slave was the first of my books to be published with Sourcebooks Casablanca, and has since been followed by Warrior,
Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, and Wildcat. Look for book 10 in July 2014. I currently have
one self-published novel, Sex, Love, and a Purple Bikini, and one short story, Midnight in Reno, and just recently
published the first in the Unlikely Lovers series, Unbridled. Look for Uninhibited in May 2013 and Undeniable in June 2013.
With my Sextet sisters, I've contributed
to five erotic anthologies published by Siren/Bookstrand: Sharing, Dirty Dancing, Occupational Hazards, Entanglements, and
Mistletoe & Menage. I also have three solo novellas with Siren. The Sextet Presents... Small, Medium, & Large; A Toy
Story is a contemporary MMF menage. The Sextet Presents... The Lady Takes a Pair: In Days of Olde is a Regency MMF menage,
and The Sextet Presents... A Tale of Two Knights: Legends is a MFM retelling of the Arthurian legend.
I'm a member of RWA and the Indiana RWA chapter. My other interests
include cooking, gardening, singing and guitar playing. I'm still hurt that The Eagles got back together without me!