Blanche Marriott began writing romance novels in 1991 while balancing her career as a wood products manufacturing manager. She often joined the troops in the factory, working on sanders, drills, and saws. It gave her time to "talk" to the characters in her head and figure out what they would do next. In 2001 she switched careers and now works for a CPA firm as an accounting assistant, specializing in payroll.
She has completed 14 novels while staying active in 2 writing groups, serving on the Boards of Directors several times, and a number of conference committees. But the best part was the life-long friendships she's formed with so many writers, published and unpublished.
Her first published novel, KALEIDOSCOPE, won 2nd place in the 2003 WisRWA Write Touch Readers' Award for published authors. Her second book, WAY OUT WEST, won the prestigious New Jersey Romance Writers' 2003 Golden Leaf Award for Short Contemporary. WAY OUT WEST was also a finalist in the 2004 Virginia Romance Writers' HOLT Medallion Awards.
Her next print novel, APRIL'S FOOL, will be published in December 2011. In the meantime, she's excited about publishing HIS BROTHER'S BABY, a favorite tortured hero romance. She's working hard to have many more to follow.
Blanche lives in Rhode Island with her husband. She enjoys gardening, reading, and playing with her grandkids. You can visit her website, www.blanchemarriott.com, or email her at email@example.com, or follow her on Facebook (Blanche Marriott)