Born and raised in Chicago, I was first exposed to the art of writing as a young child. My mother, an editor of Young Adult Fiction, would read her galleys to me, discussing the elements that make up a good story.
Prior to launching my career as a writer, I held several diverse jobs including social worker, interior designer, and paralegal.
My various careers and experiences with people from all walks of life have helped me to write strong character-driven stories, including a thriller about the attack on a nuclear weapons convoy, a biography of a polio survivor, and a travel mysteries series styled after the works of Agatha Christie and the old "Murder She Wrote," TV drama.
I now live near Knoxville, Tennessee with my husband Jim and our Havanese dog, Cody.