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 worked as a features and lifestyle staff reporter 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 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
Read my Stitch Away Stress blog post for more on my yarn crafting journey.