Bio

I am the author of eight novels (THE COLLECTOR’S APPRENTICE, THE MURALIST, THE ART FORGER, THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS AND SHATTERED ECHOES), four screenplays, and the non-fiction book, THE BIG SQUEEZE. In my previous career incarnations, I directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. I like being a novelist the best.

I began my writing career when I quit my high-pressure job after the birth of my second child. Nervous about what to do next, I said to my mother, "If I'm not playing at being superwoman anymore, I don't know who I am." My mother answered with the question: "If you had one year to live, how would you want to spend it?" The answer: write a novel and spend more time with my children. And that's exactly what I did. Smart mother.

After writing eight novels and raising my children, I now live in Boston with my husband Dan and our dog Sagan. And yes, I'm working on yet another novel but have no plans to raise any more children.

For a short bio, see the Press Kit.