Meet Lee & M.L.

(Photo: Season Moore Photography)

Short Bio: Lee Kilraine writes small town contemporary romance with a touch of quirky humor. She loves writing and reading stories with a Happily Ever After and if they make her laugh…well, that’s perfect. She has a weakness for dogs, bacon cheeseburgers, red wine and Alpha heroes.
TMI Bio: Lee mostly hangs out in yoga pants writing away at her computer with her Golden Retriever, Harley, destroying something at her feet. When she’s not writing you might find her having a hot flash, or *thinking* about working out, mixing her metaphors with wild rebellion, or sending Bitmojis or GIFs to one of her four children, 3 of which have successfully moved out of the family castle. The fourth, the baby by 7 minutes, is the last one learning to fly from the nest. (He flew off to the Air Force. Lee is, once again, a proud Air Force mom.)
Due to the fact that she’s craft and techno challenged, her hobbies mostly involve watching things. Bird watching, people watching, watching cute puppy videos (she has attained expert level at this), admiring other people’s gardens, and star gazing. Occasionally she’ll watch grass grow and paint dry. She has perfected watching the ocean waves hit the beach with a book in one hand and a cold adult beverage in the other.
Lee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (Go Spartans!)
She is a 2019 RITA® Finalist and a 2014 Golden Heart® Finalist. 

Lee also writes Sweet YA Romance as M.L. Collins. 

 Harley at my desk

Fun Facts About Lee:
  1. Her favorite breakfast is a bacon cheeseburger.
  2. She drinks black coffee every morning. She would give up chocolate before caffeine.
  3. She will eat almost anything with “sea salt caramel” on the label. (Unless it is a bag of Brussels sprouts. See # 8.)
  4. She feels very guilty when she has an overdue library book.
  5. She is one of 7 siblings.
  6. She hates getting lost while driving and admits her children may have learned a few cuss words in the back seat of their van in the days before a GPS was affordable.
  7. She is allergic to polka dots. And stripes. She absolutely cannot wear them or she puffs up like a blower fish.
  8. Her favorite vegetable is asparagus and would only eat a Brussels sprout if someone paid her. A LOT.
  9. She loves musicals, especially Gene Kelly musicals.
  10. She truly believes laughter is medicinal.