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I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was a little girl, reading and books have been my life. I’m so happy to have realized that childhood dream. Thank you for coming along with me!


I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My family lived in a house overlooking the Pittsburgh Zoo. On quiet nights you could hear the lions roar from our backyard. My parents supported my love of reading, until I crashed my bike because I was trying, unsuccessfully, to read and cycle at the same time.

I studied Medieval English Literature in college. You’re not going to believe this, but there was not an enormous job market for Medieval English Literature majors when I graduated college. I worked as an editor for several years before heading back to Pittsburgh and law school.

After law school I took a job in Pittsburgh. I would meet and marry my husband David there before we moved to Washington, D.C., and then to central Pennsylvania, where we started a small law firm together.

Confined to hospitalized bed rest with complications during my third pregnancy, I started writing Irreparable Harm to fill the time, and the rest, as they say, is history. In 2015, I retired from the practice of law to focus on my writing. I’ve now written more than three dozen novels!

When I’m not writing, I enjoy gardening, yoga, and, always, coffee.

“We can do hard things.”