Gloria is a born-and-bred Florida girl, and will tell you that part of her withers up when she gets too far from saltwater. Her heart is firmly planted in the northeast Florida neighborhood where she grew up, and where her father continues a fishing business started generations ago by his own family. Her husband is part of the family business too, and shrimps with her father. She reminisces: "When it was still legal, my husband used to take me out gill net fishing. I loved that! It was the coolest thing ever to put the net out and then feel the fish in it when you were pulling it up."
Her home inspires her romantic suspense novels, allowing her to use beautiful settings from Amelia Island to St Augustine Beach in her books.
As she continues to write romantic suspense, she's a homemaker at heart who loves cooking, Florida wine, and making pickles and jellies. She plans to expand her horizons into learning crafts like soap and cheesemaking. Gloria has three grandsons and two princess grandaughters, with whom she cannot spend nearly enough time.