Lou Sylvre lives and writes on the rainy side of Washington State, penning mostly suspense/romance novels because she can't resist giving her characters hard times but good love. Her personal assistant is Boudreau, a large cat who never outgrew his kitten meow, and he makes a point of letting her know when she's taken a plot tangent too far. He invites readers to give their feedback as well! Lou Sylvre hails from southern California but now makes the Puget Sound Region in Washington State her home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading fiction from nearly every genre, romance in all its tints and shades, and the occasional book about history, physics, or police procedure. Not zombies, though—she avoids zombies like the plague unless they have a great sense of humor. She gets lots of help from Boudreau, a large cat who was apparently an English major, but she refuses to put his name on the byline. Lou plays guitar (mostly where people can’t hear her) and she loves to sing. She’s most often smiling and laughs too much, some say. Among other things and in no particular order, she loves her family, her friends, the aforementioned Boudreau, his sister George, and their little brother Nibbles, a chihuahua named Joe, a dachshund named Chloe, and a chihuahua/dachshund puppy named Mogui. She takes pleasure in coffee, chocolate, sunshine, and wild roses, and every beautiful thing in the world.