Like many writers, Iíve earned a living doing various jobs. My happiest work has been teaching college and high school. But teaching is an all-consuming passion, just like writing; and often I have felt as if I couldnít do both well, so Iíve tried other things. Have you ever wondered how some series authors can publish a pile of books so quickly? People like me ghost write under their names. Ever wonder whoís scripting those passages and sentences on school tests and exercises? Yup, thatís another way of paying bills if youíre good at words. Iíve also worked in the office world. Some jobs Iíve liked more than others, but the nice thing about being a writer is that everythingóeven the worst job or most embarrassing moment of your lifeóis material. Are you a writer hoping to meet characters who act in ways youíve never dreamed of? Try working, as I did, for a temp agency in Manhattan. Not living in your dream home? Great! My three years at a Salvation Army residence in NY was crammed with inspiration. Of course, for nosy people, which all writers are, thereís nothing like listening through the thin walls of a cheap apartment.
So here are some undramatic facts to finish off this bio. I love sports, especially my hometown Orioles and Ravens. I need to be outside, but it looks strange for someone my age to be climbing a jungle gym and swinging, so I dig in the garden a lot, and in the winter I shovel snow and walk our kitties on leashes (every neighborhood needs a funny cat-lady). My favorite authors are Jane Austen and P.D. James. My faith is essential to me. I am the lucky middle child with two amazing sisters. I take great joy in my nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Iím living happily in a rowhouse at the edge of Baltimore with the love of my life, my husband Bob.