I’m a native Valley Girl, the second of four children. I’ve always loved to read and write. In high school I was active in drama and student council, wrote poems and short stories, and kept a journal. But my overriding interest was boys.I left Los Angeles for Brandeis University in Massachusetts. College was great and I learned a lot, unfortunately new terms like “wind chill factor,” “blizzards,” and “ice storms.”In the next few years I collected jobs. Among other things, I waitressed on the graveyard shift at Denny’s, took surveys at Universal Studios, modeled at car shows, and taught at Stanley Kaplan. I also worked at a big insurance company where I wrote a lot of short stories. Shh!Finally, I settled down, sort of. I went to UC Berkeley’s law school, married, kept a job for longer than a year, had three children, and wrote my first novel.
Now I’m a fulltime homemaker/writer in Orange County, California. Though I’m a lousy cook and have a terrible fear of cleaning, my husband and kids tell me I’m a wonderful nag.