Felicia Forella began writing in grade school with the help of a friend. She quickly gave up trying to be the next Carolyn Keene when she realized that she gave away the who-done-it by the third chapter. She became hooked on romance in high school when her mother bought her a (now autographed) copy of “Ashes in the Wind” by Kathleen Woodiwiss. (See what you started, Mom!) A long hiatus from writing began in college when she realized no one cared if she became the next Margaret Mitchell. She began writing seriously again in the late 90’s and her New Year’s resolution for the new Millennium was to become a published author. She is proud to say this is one New Year’s resolution she actually accomplished.
Felicia is a former Air Force brat, which might explain her obsession with men in uniform, who lived all over the South and in Spain. She now lives in PA with her hero husband and her hero-in-training teen-age son, although, given her choice, they would be living somewhere down south as close to the ocean as humanly possible. They have a middle-aged beagle/border collie mix affectionately known as the Supermodel beagle, who is the only female in the house who responds to her husband’s every beck and call.
That would be the “official” version of my biography. Now for the more “unofficial” version.
I’ve been told that I’m not just obsessed with men in uniform, but with men in general! That might explain why I’m such a soccer fan. Have you ever checked out the muscles on those men? Especially the thighs and butts. Sigh! I figure, after all the years of men drooling over women, turn about is fair play.
But I digress. Slightly.
In my non-writing, full-time job, I’m a social worker with at-risk children. All the driving time gives me plenty of time to plot. When people ask me how I can write when I come home from work, I tell them it keeps me sane. (Sane being a relative term!)
I am a member of RWA and several chapters, including New Jersey Romance Writers (the best chapter in the world), and Kiss of Death. I am also a member of EPIC.