I write young adult books inspired by my work with teens.

Boot camp at sunrise on the beach energizes me. So does hiking. Which is good since I love to bake−and eat what I create.

My work in child abuse, teen dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence culminated in my directing the NYC site of a national healthy relationship program.

What I saw and learned found its way into my novels.

My love of writing began when I was seven. It's been a wild journey.

 

I have scoliosis and had to wear a back brace as a teen. I ran cross country anyway.

The news flash that I'm not the only highly sensitive introvert on  the planet changed my life...wish I'd known it earlier.

During my years as a journalist, I learned to get to the point−and make it to press. My favorite stories were about social issues. Check out a few of my published articles here.


Grad school brought me to the Big Apple, where I'd always wanted to live. A decade later, I visited Los Angeles for a seminar−and it felt like home. Now it is.

Everything you can imagine is real. 
                             Pablo Picasso