Madeline Baker was born in California and has lived there all her life. One night, when her husband was at work and the kids were in bed and there was nothing on TV, she sat down and started writing a book of her own, simply for the fun of it. She knew nothing about writing or publishing, but that didn't matter, since she never expected anyone else to read what she wrote. She wrote three stories and hid them under the bed.
One day a friend mentioned she was writing a book, and Madeline blurted out that she had written one, too. After much wheedling on the friend's part, Madeline gave in and let her read COMANCHE FLAME. Encouraged by the praise of two of her friends, Madeline decided to try to find a publisher.
No easy task. Six years and 31 rejections later, she sold RECKLESS HEART, the third book she'd written, and she's been writing ever since.
After 14 historicals, she wrote a short story called MASQUERADE. She found she loved writing about vampires, and dark, dangerous, tormented heroes! Which was how Amanda Ashley was born.
Visit her website at Mandy's Madhouse.