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Renee is an award-winning Canadian author who writes a variety of genres. The Heart of Family is her first women's fiction novel. Renee started writing this novel as she also began the journey of being a caregiver for her mother who suffers with dementia. Writing was her way to escape. Renee also writes romance for HQN Spice Briefs and sensual paranormal romance, and new adult novels. Her first romance novel, Rapture, in 2008 received an EPPIE Award for Best Paranormal/Fantasy Romance for an e-book. The EPPIE is the longest-standing, most-inclusive e-book awards and are run by the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition. Renee calls Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada home and loves her view of the Atlantic Ocean. She is a member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. She juggles work, four children and is a firm believer in soul-mates. Renee also writes teen novels under her pen name, Renee Pace. Her first young adult novel, Off Leash, was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest and has been in the Top 100 Amazon Paid ranking for Best Coming of Age story numerous times. The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) was a contest sponsored by, Penguin Group, Hewlett Packard, CreateSpace and BookSurge to publish and promote a manuscript by an unknown or unpublished author. Renee loves to hear from fans. She can be reached by email at Follow Renee on Tik Tok as she talks about writing, caregiving, her cat and why baking soothes her soul at For more information on her writing check out her website at