lives in the scenic Hudson River Valley with her husband of many years. She is the mother of four and grandmother of five. She is the author of 39 novels and novelettes as well as a dozen short stories and as many poems. For several years she worked as a ghost-writer and has three non-fiction books written for doctors. She also is the author of a book on writing fiction.
As well as being an author, she is a registered nurse and has bounced from career to career. In 1993 she retired from nursing and began writing full time. Her husband, a psychiatrist, says writing is her obsession he has no desire to cure. Besides writing, she enjoys exploring astrology and uses this while casting her characters. She is a lover of classical music, with Tchaikovsky leading her hit parade. She reads and writes mystery, suspense, romance and fantasy.