When I was a kid I had lots of imaginary friends and we
went on all kinds of crazy adventures. Sometimes I would
confuse my playmates with my imaginary friends, causing
the fabrication of visiting cousins from far far away,
Never-Never-Land. This would result in interesting
conversations at neighborhood gatherings during which my
father would let loose with his boisterous laugh and then
proceed to embellish these tales while my mother took on a
horrified expression and my sister simply rolled her eyes.
Drawing from some of
these childhood exploits, I began to write stories, but
with a child to raise, bills to pay and business partners
to satisfy, my writing was shoved to the back burner. Once
life began to resemble something close to normal, I picked
up my pen again--so to speak--and created Lexi O'Malley,
finding writing a fun escape. Lexi's escapades are a bit
more grown up and loaded with adventure, mystery, light
romance and lots of humor.
D. M. (Donna Marie) Buckley was born and
raised, and still lives in Tampa Florida with her husband
and three cats, where she is currently hard at work on
Carrefour, the next Lexi O'Malley adventure.