Lover of all things Musketeer, Jennifer Fulford became fascinated by The Three Musketeers after watching the Alexander and Illya Salkind movies from the late ‘70s. She was particularly taken by the character Athos, who was played by a smoldering Oliver Reed. Later, she read the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas and loved the story much more. She decided Reed’s character, Athos, had more life to live, so she jumped from journalism to fiction and learned the craft as she wrote. Fond of poetry and handwritten letters, she uses both forms in her novels to heighten the passion and romance. She doesn’t consider herself a genre romance writer, so readers may find her novels less formulaic. She writes and lives in western North Carolina and loves correspondence from readers, either online or by mail. She rarely throws out cards and letters but tucks them away to savor for years. She is partial to the Pacific Northwest (her adoptive home), the Great Smoky Mountains, and a good bottle of gin. If she had time, she’d learn to fence.