Lavada Marvin - Sweet Romance in America's Past


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My journey as an author:

As a child, I spent a lot of time making up stories in my head, but never dreamed of being a writer. In fact, I read very little back then. My mother, an avid reader, gifted me a Harlequin for my twenty-first birthday. I was hooked, and soon after, the idea of writing one of my own nudged into my brain. A few years later, after my children started school, I took a leap of faith and began putting those characters and plots down on paper. At first that meant legal pads, then a typewriter. A word processor and computer came later. But what to do with my scribblings?

In the early 1990’s I stumbled across an announcement for a local writer’s conference. That week-end’s workshops introduced me to the publishing world, craft, an encouraging editor, and best yet, other writers. I learned about Romance Writers of America and Mid-Michigan Romance Writers and joined both soon after. I met writers local to my area and we formed a small group. Over the next several years I sold multiple contemporary short stories to the confession magazines. I gained a love of historical romances and began setting my novels in the late 1800’s through the Great Depression Era. My stories focus on home, family, and a heart-rending journey to my hero and heroine’s happily ever after.


Personal bits:

Lavada Marvin - photo I now live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with my own hero(better known as my sweet old man). We are blessed with three wonderful children, eleven equally wonderful grandchildren, and one adorable great-grandson. When I’m not writing or reading; I will most likely be spending time with family, dancing, camping, traveling, or chasing down my genealogy.