I'm Charissa and am a wife, mother, writer, reader, and a believer that life should be joyful. Even though I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada, I've never pulled a handle of a slot machine and can't shuffle cards to save my life. My hobbies include writing, reading, blogging, hiking, and savoring good food (especially sushi and chocolate...but not together). I write suspenseful clean romance and live in Idaho's Treasure Valley with my husband, four children, and mellow yellow dog named Ginger (where shuffling cards isn't required. Whew!).