About the Author
I've leaned heavily toward the dramatic from my earliest childhood, when I forced my neighborhood friends to act out every movie I saw. Of course, I insisted on being director, costumer, star, and all-around bossy person. At the ripe old age of six. I organized my first parade and led a straggling band of eight equally young victim up one side of our block and down the other, carrying a proudly crayoned banner that read "The Parade of California." I'm still bossy, but now I direct it toward my characters, who accept my brilliant dramatic guidance -- most of the time.