Meet Sha

nameI’m an author, a Navy Veteran and a dental assistant. Continue reading for a closer look at the real me.

My writing
In my Military Romance entitled Forbidden Kisses, Ethan and Layla are both members of the US Navy. After meeting in a coffee shop while each of them is off duty, they fall for one another before either realizes the other’s military status. He’s an officer and she’s an enlisted member. According to military regulations, a personal relationship between them is prohibited. Once they discover their romance is forbidden, they’re faced with a heart-wrenching decision: Follow the rules or follow their hearts… and pray they don’t get caught.

My day job
Someday, I would love to be able to write full time. But since I haven’t reached that point in my career yet, I work as a dental assistant…and a mom.

My dream job
I would love to be a driver in a car commercial. Or a television announcer… the ones that say, “Tonight on Grey’s Anatomy.” I’m told I have a pleasant speaking voice. (Too bad the same can’t be said of my singing voice.)

My childhood
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest of four – one brother and two sisters.  When I wasn’t playing with dolls, I spent time reading quietly. I used to think that music heard on the radio was produced by a miniature version of the artist performing inside one of the stereo speakers. Oh and I won a spelling bee in third grade. I spelled ‘miscellaneous’ and won a red life-saver lollipop.

The last book I read
Fifty Shades of Grey. That was a while ago, though. I don’t get to read nearly as much as I’d like to, but I purchased Love Me Now by Cate Tayler, One to Hold by Tia Louise and Burning Desire by Jen Talty last month.  And this month I purchased Lies by Doris Parmett, Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer and A Human Element by Donna Galanti.

The last movie I saw in a theater
I took my son and his friend to see Kin and really enjoyed it.

Writers’ block
Occasionally I have a bit of  writers’ block, but not in such a a way that I don’t know what I’m going to write. I outline my stories, so I always know what I’m going to write. The problem for me is how I’m going to say it. I sometimes struggle with coming up with just  the right combination of words.  You can read about it here.

Joining the Navy
My grades in high school were okay – not great.  And my SAT score wasn’t 1600, so I really didn’t think I’d get into a decent college. I was also bored with the same routine school provided so I decided to do something different. The Navy was new, exciting and adventurous.