I was an independent bookseller and buyer for 11 years before deciding to take a chance on myself as a novelist. While trying to sell my books, I worked variously as a Publishers Weekly reviewer, a freelance editor, a sort-of librarian, and a window washer. My first novel, The Thin Pink Line, about a woman who fakes an entire pregnancy, was published by Red Dress Ink in 2003 as their own first-ever hardcover. It was published in 11 countries and was the first book from any Harlequin imprint ever to receive a starred Kirkus review. I've since had over 30 books published for adults (Vertigo), teens (The Twin's Daughter) and children (The Sisters 8 series, created with my husband and daughter). In 2017, I'll have four new books out: the first two books in the Adventures of Sherlock Bones series for young kids, Doggone and Dog Not Gone (Feb); I Love You, Michael Collins kids for ages 8-12 (June); and The Other Brother for adults (Sep). In spring of 2018 the YA-adult crossover Zombie Abbey will be published. I live in Danbury, CT, with my wonderful husband Greg and my equally wonderful daughter Jackie and our especially wonderful cat Yoyo.