Author: Helen Brenna
They were on completely different tracks...Rachel Murphy always puts family first. Well, sometimes
family and work--as a female NASCAR engine specialist, she has a lot to prove! She's got no time for
romantic entanglements. Besides, having been orphaned at a young age, she's had enough abandonment
to last a lifetime.For mountain-climber-turned-sportscaster Payton Reese, risk is what makes everything
worthwhile. That is, until an encounter with Rachel makes Payton compromise his "play hard, don't get
tied down" rule. Suddenly he finds himself strangely captivated by a beauty in coveralls...and wanting to
teach her a thing or two about living life for herself!But how can he be what she really needs...without
changing his course?
Helen Brenna grew up the seventh of eight children in small-town central Minnesota. Although as a child
she never dreamed of writing novels, she must have acquired the necessary skills from her storytelling
brothers.With a degree in accounting, she practiced as a CPA for years before deciding to stay home full-
time with her children. The writing bug bit one day during naptime. Right after finishing a book, she
thought, "I can do that!" Four manuscripts and many, many years later, she finally sold her first book and
has never looked back.Helen lives in Minnesota with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets.
You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit her Web site at www.helenbrenna.com, or come
and chat with her and several other authors at www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com.