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Sandy Rideout
Riggs Romp


I caught the writing bug at age ten, when my illustrated comic love story about a turtle, "Slowpoke Joe," won rave reviews from several key family members.

Writing for my day job stifled the creative urge for years, until my longtime friend, Yvonne Collins, suggested we collaborate on a non-fiction book for teens. Then we tried fiction, and discovered that making things up was even more fun. We wrote eight novels together—mostly romantic comedies (AKA chick lit).

It seems that no matter how hard I try to be serious, the humor creeps in. I can't help myself.

Well, I can, but it's tough. Now that I'm doing more collaborating and ghostwriting, I've had to accept that love and comedy don't belong in every single book.

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