As well as being a novelist, I’m a writing coach, mentor, and editor. My online “WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers” welcomes visitors from all over the world. "Writing through the Year", a compilation of rejuvenating and inspiring writing practices, is now available in paperback and also comes with a Workbook. My latest book, "What Would You Do If There Was Nothing You Had To Do? Practices to create your life the way you want it to be" is WINNER of Indie Excellence Book Awards (self-help) and FINALIST (Next Generation Indie Book Awards - self-help/spiritual). I also write poetry, and I cofounded the celebrated Saturn Series Weekly Poetry Readings in New York City, now in its nineteenth year. Selected poems are published in a book called Poems from the Oasis. I published my first romance novel in 1983 and subsequent suspenseful and romantic novels have been translated into eleven languages and published in twenty countries. Bright Face of Danger (originally published by St. Martin’s Press 1993 and revised and re-released in September 2010) has been published in four separate French editions: as Fatale Vengeance (Harlequin) and, most recently, as L’Innocence du Mal (Mira Books and Harlequin Bestsellers 2009). Heaven Falls was published in March 2010 and won first place in Reader Views Awards—romance category. A Perfect Gem and Pursued followed in 2011. The Wine-Dark Sea, Painted Secrets, Red Sky At Night, A Distant Light, and Roman Candles were published under an earlier pseudonym (Ellie Winslow) by Signet/NAL. The Wine-Dark Sea was bought by ITC in Hollywood, and made into a screenplay. Besides writing novels and managing my WriteSpa, I teach high school English and creative writing to teenagers. I belly-dance, sing and play guitar, I’ve visited most sacred places in the world, and I love people and, most of all, reading and writing novels. In spite of all my success as a mainstream published author, I’m also passionate about the new independent publishing revolution. Working with the people at Telemachus Press was a life-changing experience – to be so in control of my career as a writer was fabulous. I’ve also begun my own small independent publishing company called WriteSpa Press simply because I want as many writers as possible to experience the freedom and accomplishment of investing in their own work and themselves.