I'm a married mother of two, a published author, a dog lover . . . and a lifelong book addict. Now that I've discovered a willing enabler in Goodreads — yay! — I would love nothing more than to meet new friends and old who share my obsession with books.

What do I read? I read my share of the classics in college — degrees in English lit and journalism — and loved many of them. Jane Austen and Shakespeare were my favorites, no question. These days, I'm infatuated with romance novels. I especially love the paranormal romances — dark, funny, futuristic, ghosts, witches, shapeshifters, vampires, all of it. I do have my standard must-buys, though, including Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Lori Foster, and many others.

What do I write? I wrote four contemporary romantic comedies as Natalie Stenzel (notice the artificial "i" in my first name) for Harlequin, followed by a series of funny paranormal romances as Natale Stenzel (no "i"), including PANDORA'S BOX, THE DRUID MADE ME DO IT, and BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HEART PLACE. These were originally published by Dorchester but are now distributed by Montlake and sold on Amazon.

Most recently, I've been writing contemporary romances for Entangled Publishing. The first, WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE, was released in October 2012; look for a sequel to premier in early 2013.

To learn more, feel free to visit my website: www.NataleStenzel.com.