Ingrid Atwood does not take direction or advice. BUT she is always willing to dish it out. Once upon a time, Ingrid was a certified couple and family counselor. Though she still works with long-term clients she is now a member of several writer's groups in the Denver Metro area that fills a lot of her time outside of writing. On the weekends she is at "don't ask, don't tell" parties in the evenings and out in the Rockies during the day where she has recently started horseback riding lessons. She chooses to write erotica over other genres of romance after years of listening to people, especially married people, who feel like they can't be themselves and thus can't truly enjoy themselves. Speak up, you will be shocked at how many people think just like you do.