I met Eden Baylee when I entered a short-story contest on Lisa Stull's website. The prompt was for erotic comedy, something I'd never attempted to write. Eden was one of the judges. I won the contest, and a Kindle, but the best thing I took away from the experience was becoming friends with Lisa and Eden. Two of the most generous and supportive authors I know.
Eden Baylee is an intriguing personality who left the banking industry to follow her dream of writing romance and erotica. If you saw this petite, quiet, and unassuming woman on the street you would never imagine the sheer power of her spirit unless you looked deep into her mischievous eyes. Eden is at times playful and hilariously funny, at others stoic and graceful. Yet she is always passionate; in her writing, her friendships, and in her life. That passion resonates in her novellas.
I reviewed Eden's debut work, a collection of novellas titled FALL INTO WINTER here on my blog. This week (July 9, 2012) Eden releases the companion collection SPRING INTO SUMMER. I've already begun reading my advance copy and it is everything I expected and more. My review will post soon. If you haven't read this amazing author's work, you should, and there is no better friend you could follow on twitter or circle on Google+.
Eden is a cancer survivor. As many of you know, my son is battling leukemia. Characteristically, Eden has given wonderful support to me through the past six months. She even raised $10,000.00 to help pay Joshua's medical costs by organizing the Indies Unite for Joshua campaign on IndieGoGo.com. But even before that she supported and promoted my writing tirelessly. Eden does that for all of her friends. She promotes her fellow authors far more than she does her own work. She is one of the most selfless people I've met.