By day she's a mild-mannered language teacher. But after hours, Mardi Ballou's wild writer persona erupts and entraps her in her computer. Release comes only once she achieves her word count goal, at which point the maniacal chocolate monster will give her one sublime piece. And then she can spend time with her hero husband Lee, who gives great massages at strategic times.

So Mardi writes what she knows— romances—hot and mainstream—for numerous houses and distributors. Also women's fiction. Her most recent releases e-book releases are Deja Brew for Ellora's Cave and Emergency Ex from various on-line distributors. In print from Ellora's Cave Perfect Pear in the Ripe and Ready anthology; the Fangly, My Dear series—Byte Marks, What's a Ghoul to Do?, and Playing with Matchesfrom Samhain.