First things first. My name is pronounced Ree-on Low-dah. (Reon rhymes with neon.) A pen name would've made my writing life much easier. ;P
I'm a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. (Go, Tigers! Proud Mizzou alumna.) I've been a features and lifestyle staff reporter/columnist at three newspapers. Regular beats included pop culture, fitness, TV, and fashion.When I'm not reading or writing, I enjoy running/walking/weight training. I'm a wife, mom, and cat whisperer. (Cats are often secondary characters in my novels.)
I'm also obsessed with all things related to crocheting and knitting. See hats I made for the Lion Brand Yarn Hat Not Hate anti-bullying campaign. (crochet beanies on top, knit cable beanies on bottom). For more information on Hat Not Hate and joining the blue army, please visit. http://hatnothate.org Here are a few more of my favorite makes. The blankets here are crochet. The beanie with the gray pom-pom and socks were knitted. Leave an email below for book updates.