My first career goal was to be Batgirl, but somehow that didn’t pan out. When I was six I thought being a nurse would be good, until I found out that blood would almost definitely be involved.
So I decided instead to be a famous actress.
**Here I am in my famous actress stage.**
In high school I decided to be practical and become a lawyer. Then in college, when it came time to think about law school, I realized that what I really wanted to do was write fiction.
All the time.
**Filling up yet another notebook, because I wrote all the time.**
Since there are not a lot of job openings for novelists, I became an editor for a travel publication after graduating college. Although this sounds exotic, it really wasn’t. Most of the traveling involved driving up and down the NJ Turnpike.
Now I am living my dream: writing fiction, all the time.
Except of course when driving my two children to their various after school activities, and you know, making meals for them and other necessary things.
I would like to say I write my books in some remote, peaceful location. I don't.
**The back yard is about as remote and peaceful as it gets**
I live in New Jersey, close to many highways and malls, with my husband and two children (no pets, we’re allergic).