Site updated 5/21/00
|First, most everyone I know--except my family--calls
me Sheli. They probably call me lots
things too, but Sheli is what I answer
and Rachelle is the name I was born
and since it sounded historical, I
to use it in relation to my work. I've
writing since 1991 after an ongoing
affair with reading----romances especially--and
am honored to have been nominated for
a RITA award and a Rom Con Award for
book, THE FLIRT/Jove/12-95. I have
tolerant husband who never seems to
that I'm either heavily involved with
my pc, or snuggled up with a paperback.
kids like it better when I'm reading,
then they get to play with Studmuffin--it's
a family thing, you see.
Below are a list of a few of my favorite things. I'll probably add more as I think of them :-)
Favorite Actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite Food: Shrimp & Steak and coffee (don't tell me it isn't a food, my heart couldn't take it!)
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Hobby: Talking on the phone, reading
Favorite Sport: Football (Dallas Cowboys & Green Bay Packers) and gymnastics.
Favorite Reading Material: Historical romances, especially westerns, but I like all different genres. I also love research books, and books on Royalty
Favorite Gift: Anything with a southwestern flair, any sort of research material, books, or writing stuff. Also like home decorations, like pictures or dried flowers, etc.
Most unsettling experience: When I was a teenager, moving from Nebraska to California, my mom got behind some fool who was weaving (in his car) all over the road. My brother flipped him off. The guy stopped his car right smack in the middle of the Colorado Highway, got out of the car, and pulled a gun on us. Freaked me out!
Most embarassing experience: Gee, I have to pick? Could it be when I mistook a friend's son for a girl? Or when my shoe nearly reamed a famous author in the head? Or when I was talking unfavorably about an ex-friend, and her husband (who I didn't know was her husband) sat listening to every word? I learned a valuable lesson there....
Favorite Person to be with: My husband, our kids. I have one of the first and we have five of the second. (not to mention umpteen million dogs and cats and cars--my husband collects those!)
T.V. Show: ER, Party of Five, Rosie O'Donnell, Wild America, All My Children, Once and Again (new on ABC)
Favorite Movie: It's a tie between Dances With Wolves, Ghost, and the Little Mermaid
Favorite Song: This is Love/Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Main Street/Bob Seger, and Amazing Grace.
Favorite Season: Autumn. I love watching the leaves change colors and the smell of burning leaves
Favorite Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse
Favorite Place to Stay: Home--I'm a definite homebody, especially when my kids clean up their mess and there isn't junk laying everywhere.
Favorite Place to Visit: Friend's Houses--I usually have more fun there than anywhere, since they usually know how to make me laugh, which I love to do.
Most often asked question: "How do you write with all those kids?"
I've been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1992, and also belong to the Published Authors Network (PAN), the Published Authors Special Interest Chapter (PASIC), the East Texas Chapter (ETC) and North Louisiana Chapter (NOLA), I've had a couple of articles published in RWA's Romance Writers Report "Interviewing Characters", "Dictionary of Publishing Terms" which also appears in RWA's "Keys to Success--A Professional Writers Handbook. I am not shy, and love to give talks on this crazy career :) .
|Since I am currently involved in writing
my next historical for Avon (a sequal
MUSTANG ANNIE), I am keeping my public
to a minimum. However, plans are in
to attend the November 2000 Romantic
convention in Houston. I also plan
a few booksignings in the Dallas and
areas. Watch this spot for more details!