A Bostonian by birth, Veronica Forand regrettably lost her Boston accent while moving from state to state and country to country. Cleveland probably had the most profound effect on her ability to pronounce the “r” in the word “park.”
Her experience in crime involves time as a court appointed attorney. Eventually, she switched fields to where bigger crimes take place, international corporate tax. The allure of spending mornings in her pajamas homeschooling her children and writing fascinating fiction caused her to change careers again. Now that the kids are out of the house (in school), she writes romantic thrillers by day and is the perfect wife and mother at night.
Her experience in romance is limited to one man. Luckily, he’s still finding ways to charm her by taking her on vacations to the south of France, Fiji, and the Green Mountains when time is short. Avid travelers, they love to roam with their kids across continents in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and the perfect piece of chocolate.
She’s lived in London, Paris, Geneva, Washington D.C., and the accent destroying city of Cleveland. She currently resides near Philadelphia.
UNTRUE COLORS (fka CERULEAN EYES, SAPPHIRE HEARTS), by Veronica Forand
Honorable Mention (My other manuscript Untrue Beliefs placed third), Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, Single Title, RWA Kiss of Death, 2014
1st Place, Golden Acorn Contest, Charter Oak RWA 2013
1st Place, Great Beginnings, Utah Chapter RWA 2013
2nd Place, Top Score First Round in Romantic Suspense, The Catherine, Toronto Romance Writers 2013
3rd Place, Top Score First Round in Romantic Suspense, Fabulous Five Writing Contest, Wisconsin RWA 2013
3rd Place, Laurie Contest, Smoky Mountain Romance Writers 2013
Finalist (My other manuscript Untrue Beliefs won), Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest 2013
Finalist (My other manuscript Untrue Beliefs won), Romantic Suspense, The Molly Contest, Heart of Denver Romance Writers, 2013