Shantal writes sweet contemporary and historical (medieval) romance that always includes action/adventure, political intrigue, plenty of romantic tension, and great kissing scenes. She loves reading and writing so much that she earned an M.A. in English and has been developing stories ever since. She grew up a Southern Cali girl, but now lives in glorious, beautiful Utah with her husband. Her two sons had the audacity to grow up. Both boys are now married, and she has the most amazing daughters-in-law in the world. Shantal enjoys being outside in her garden, hiking, boating, traveling, skiing, volunteering, and hanging out with her kids. She'll come inside to bake, mostly cookies, but anything will do as long as there is chocolate.