At thirteen, Beverly wrote to Mary O'Hara, the author of the My Friend Flicka series, to ask for permission to pen a fourth book in the series. Ms. O'Hara kindly rejected the offer, but encouraged Beverly to continue with her writing. Beverly's dreams of becoming an author were put on hold for a time while she earned a degree in finance and held various jobs in the insurance and high-tech industries to pay the bills. Upon returning to writing, Beverly wrote her first book in under three months and sold it just six months later.
Beverly has gone on to sell nine more novels and three novellas to two different publishers since that first sale. In addition, her May 2003 release, Room Service, has been optioned for the big screen by Emmett/Furla films with Jessica Simpson signed on to play the lead. 2005 is going to be a busy year for Beverly and her kickass alter ego, Jacey Ford, with five releases scheduled this year!
A Pacific Northwest native, Beverly relocated to the Tampa, Florida, area several years ago and is enjoying both the warmer weather and writing full-time. She loves researching interesting occupations and locales for her books and spends most of her non-writing time curled up with an assortment of books on such topics as survival training, conspiracies, spying, aircraft manufacturing, and Southern cooking. Her husband and cat indulge her in her eclectic interests, feigning interest whenever necessary.
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