The author of more than three dozen romance titles, she is especially known for works that feature Hispanic male protagonists. She won a RITA Award in 1982.
She worked in public relations in Miami, Florida before moving to Chula Vista, California.
She set many of her novels in Morocco, Spain, or Mexico.
She was married to bullfighter Alfonso Covarrubias.
While not as famous as Nora Roberts, she was a writer whose novels enjoyed a measure of popularity.