Stanalei's first writing award came from her high school creative writing class.
The contest: The wildest excuse ever for not turning in a homework assignment.
The story: UFO abduction.
The award: A coupon redeemable for a future writing assignment.
Stanalei's love of writing romance stems from reading favorites such as Grimm's Fairy Tales, Alistair MacLean, and Tom Clancy. She has over twenty years in the martial arts and holds the rank of Sandan, a third degree black belt, in Aikido.
Many of her stories fall into the contemporary and romantic suspense genres and are filled with action-adventure woven through dangerous circumstances. But she also likes to dabble with the paranormal. She's even been fortunate to have her stories final in a few contests.
After a taste of life on both U.S. coasts, she now reside near the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with her husband.
Together, they enjoy back country dirt trails on a RZR, visiting our National Parks, or exploring museums and ghost towns.
Stanalei is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Utah Romance Writers Chapter.
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