I grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut and went to Connecticut College, where my mother, two aunts, and grandmother went before me. After graduation, I worked in Manhattan just long enough to realize that I feel more at home in the country than in the city. This conviction did not prevent me, however, from going to journalism school at Boston University. I next moved to Mystic, CT, where I worked at a weekly and then a daily newspaper. Along the way, I met and married Ted and had three sons.
We spent time in Aurora, Ontario, and then moved Midland, Michigan, where I wrote fiction in the early mornings, taught English composition at a community college, and worked for various public relations firms, creating content for corporate clients. When we moved back to Connecticut, I continued teaching community college students and started writing grants for Mystic Seaport. I have since left the classroom and the Museum to focus on fiction.
I spend my free time enjoying the outdoors – walking, hiking, biking – and reading good writing.