Ursula Whistler transplanted to New Orleans four years ago from central Virginia. The culture shock wasn't too terrible since she spent most of her life in northwest Florida, which everyone considers lower Alabama. She's got two degrees that have nothing to do with literature or writing, and she'll tell you more than you want to know about that if you ask her.
While pregnant with the second of her three children, she had a recurring dream that she dutifully wrote. We all know how dreams go, thin plot and lots of deus ex machina. She learned to not show that manuscript to anyone even after she edited it. She continued to write paying closer attention to plot, and she joined RWA and the Southern Louisiana Romance Writers. That has made all the difference.
Her first story, Party Favors, is an erotic romance set in present day New Orleans and tells the tale of a girl who needs just a bit of help to feel how she'd like to feel. That's the nicest way to say it without making some people blush. In February from Rebel Ink Press, you can read Basically Bad, set in the wilds of Louisiana.
You can find her on the web at UrsulaWhistler.com, where she blogs about writing, inspiration for writing, and her oversized Bichon Frise. Ursula will always say that she isn't bad, she just writes that way.