I was born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve spent most of my life in the area, except for brief stays in Las Vegas and Los Angeles in my early twenties. I’m married and have two grown children, a boy and a girl.

I’m a very private person who’d much rather sit and talk with a friend over a cup of tea or a glass of wine than attend a big party. I have no desire to ever appear on any (un)reality or any other TVĀ  show although I might agree to appear on the Tonight Show if my book became a best seller and Leno personally called to ask me.

Have I mentioned I have a very active imagination. LOL

I’ve almost always been self-employed at one thing or another. Right out of high school, I spent about eighteen months working in a local department store, now long out of business, and that was enough to convince me I wanted to be my own boss. I currently manage websites for a small group of clients and occasionally do a little proofing and editing.

I enjoy writing (of course!) and gardening as well as cooking unusual dishes and trying new wines.

I love good movies but am finding good ones harder and harder to find. I have a sharp eye for the inconsistencies that result from lazy screenwriting or directing and one “there’s no way that could happen” scene is enough to ruin for me an otherwise enjoyable film.

When I decided to write a romance, the only thing I was sure of was that I didn’t want the story to be a reflection of what everyone else was doing in the genre. So I spent some time talking to friends and relatives who read romance and found many were tired of formula-driven stories and characters. They wanted something different, something that felt real to them. I took them at their word and Coffee in Common is the result.

If you read the story and find the characters come alive in your imagination and start to feel like people you know, or would like to know, then I’ll have achieved my goal.

Please let me know how I did.