Zoel writes romantic comedy, new adult, contemporary and erotic romance as well as urban fantasy. She believes it’s not about formulas or rules. It’s all about the happily ever afters.
Her dreams include traveling and seeing some of the world, one day owning a beach house to be close to the beautiful ocean (She believes she was a mermaid in another life.), and seeing her books made into movies.
When she’s not busy with writing, she’s painting or killing virtual mmorpg monsters in World of Warcraft, where getting armor for her characters is better than jewelry. She lives in North Carolina with her two grown children and one small, furry grey cat.
Zoel writes across several genres and in the following series:
Going to the Dogs (romantic comedy) – Beware of dogs and deep belly laughs. These novels with the Sex and the City vibe feature four women who meet at a dog park and become fast friends and find true love in the urban jungle of New York City. The second installment, Going to the Dogs 2: The Alphas has launched with Piggy Bank Blues. There is also a Going to the Dogs Starter Box Set out now that is free.
Hope Parish Novels (new adult/contemporary romance) – Featuring the inhabitants of Suttontowne, Louisiana, a fictional town full of sultry, smooth-talking Southern bad boys and the women who tame them. Meet the Outlaw triplets dubbed the Unholy Trinity as they battle a curse, the town’s disfavor, and their disreputable reputation to find true love. The stories continue with family and friends through additional novellas and novels. The first book A Perfect Mess is free.
The Starbuck Chronicles (urban fantasy) – Reality is broken, anything can happen. The fine thread between reality and the fantastical has snapped. The mortal and supernatural must learn to co-exist in post-reality Minneapolis/St. Paul where video games leak monsters into the night, demons roam, thirsting for more than just blood, people are not who or what they seem and a diabolical evil plots and plans to devour the world. This series focuses on Lily Starbuck, an amnesiac witch caterer who’s lost everything when her business partner is murdered and Lily finds that her partner also betrayed her. In this world gone mad……Lily’s biggest challenge is to survive.
Laurel Falls Novels (contemporary community series) – Laurel Falls, Montana where big sky meets true love. Nestled in the Northeast corner of the spectacular Flathead Valley lies a community which boasts Montana hospitality and strong family ties. A tight knit community just minutes away from Glacier National Park where glaciers hang onto high altitude peaks and wildlife clings to craggy points. Named for the spectacular Laurel Falls, fed by underground springs, the city has been declining for years, buildings falling into disrepair, townsfolk leaving, and the economy depressing. But all that’s about to change when a hotel mogul’s daughter meets the sexy owner of the town’s garage. Leaving Yesterday is out now.
Under the pen name, , Zoel’s currently writing sexy NCIS agents, tough JAG lawyers, rogue Navy SEALs, and courageous Marines–a mix of Navy and civilians investigating murder, espionage, and crime across a global landscape. These are the characters that populate her To Protect and Serve Series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense! Her latest is A SEAL to Save Her.