Victoria's Bookshelf

Where the discerning reader goes for a good story and stays for the inspiration.

                                    A Bit About Me... 

                                                    

     I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and can honestly say my life has taken a number of twists and turns.  I graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio and then went on to serve three years in the United States Marine Corps...mainly stationed in California.  I then moved to Chicago, Illinois where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Immediately following graduation went to work for a large accounting firm...but believing I was in love, quit that job to follow a love interest to California.  And as young love often ends up, the fire of that romance died out quickly and I was forced to return home to Cleveland, Ohio.

I ended up reacquainting myself with a former classmate from high school and we married and have been married for over twenty-five years.  We have two wonderful college aged children (William and Joy Rosa).  Sometimes, it seems what you are frantically searching for all over the place can often be found in your own back yard.

I have written and published three distinctively different romance novels in the past ten years.  Prior to that, I was mainly just writing down story ideas on steno pads.  There were even days during that time that I might have been working on all three at the same time.  I love writing and am always looking for ways to improve my skill and get connected with others who share my passion.  Becoming a member of Romance Writers of America has helped me to accomplish both of those goals.

I am currently working on my fourth novel which has significant personal meaning to me.  And although I am very much tempted to delve into my brain archive to start one of the other story ideas floating around, I will do my very best to stay focused on this fourth story only.  This story centers on a 'long lost' family member. 

Please stay tuned to this site for more information about this upcoming projects!