Christine Carroll first discovered romance with Rosemary Rogersís Sweet Savage Love. How thrilling it was when Steve dragged Ginny under the wagon and ripped her bodice! Romance has come a long way since those early days of genre, and so has Christine, having graduated from the sidelines to writing her first contemporary single title. Along the road to publication, she studied with RWA co-founder and teacher Rita Gallagher and has watched a number of her fellow students graduate from the manuscript stage to selling. She recommends that aspiring romance authors join both RWA National and their local chapter, where the multi-published rub elbows with, and give advice to members who arenít as far along. In addition to Children of Dynasty, Christine is working on a second romance set in the Napa Valley.