Violet Hart has had a wild imagination for as long as she could remember. At the tender age of 13, she penned her first romance short story centered on a go-getting female writer who had to claw her way into New York City’s highly competitive book industry, particularly to get the attention of a brilliant, but sometimes bullheaded publisher.With the full intention of pursuing her dreams of success in the literary world, Hart took every creative writing class she could find, often balancing school work and other hobbies while even losing some much-loved sleep. However, life had other plans.Right out of college, Hart found herself at a crossroads — get a stable, good-paying job and live independently, or continue aggressively pursuing her passion while living in her parents’ basement. Of course, she went with the former. But, like the very first female character she lovingly carved out of her imagination, Hart was a go-getter. While working as a paralegal in Atlantic City, she consistently sets aside time for her writing.Every day, she would come home from work, cook and eat dinner, feed her cat, and sit down for at least two hours pounding on her laptop and crafting numerous short stories of risk-taking characters in whirlwind romances. Hart is known for her powerful characterizations of daring men and equally bold women. Her writing style aims to tug not just on the readers’ heartstrings, but also on their curiosity and sense of adventure.Hart’s short stories touch on the high stakes lives of men and women who are just as partial to money and fame, as they are to love and affection. Her latest ones take place in the decadent casinos of Las Vegas, where gambling is a lifestyle and money is king.
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