I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, and except for a few years spent in New York and the South, I’ve lived in the state my whole life. Growing up, I loved playing in the woods, fishing on Long Island Sound with my parents and brother, going on hikes, and of course, reading and writing.

Today, not much has changed. When I’m not working or writing, you can find me running at the beach or hiking one of the many trails near my house with my husband - usually while making him listen to way too many book ideas about teenage girls!  

 And no matter what I’m doing, I am always happiest with my family and friends. Cooking a fancy meal and eating outside. Spending Sunday afternoons cheering on the NY Giants. Feeding the turtles that live in the pond near our house. Or sharing a story that refuses to leave my head!

Many people think that fiction writers have active imaginations. Or that we’re natural exaggerators, experts at observing and embellishing facts. I have to say, I think I’m a little of both. There’s nothing I love more than building a good, exciting story. Because the more exciting the story, the more people smile when they read it.