I have been writing for as long as I can remember; in grade school usually from my perch near the top of our maple tree (much to my mother's displeasure!) With three kids and a career as an attorney, I often wrote late at night, or stolen hours here and there. I wrote two books prior to writing The Exceptionals and could wallpaper a large room with all of my rejection letters! But within a few weeks of sending The Exceptionals to Pam Glauber, an editor at Holiday House, she called and told me that they wanted to publish it! I was thrilled and very fortunate to work with such a brilliant editor.
My mother was born in Galway Ireland, moving to America when she was about twenty. She believed in angels, fairies and leprechauns, and loved to tell the most imaginative (or who knows – real!) stories. I inherited my love for books from my father, who ironically dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen, joined the Army and eventually went back and finished high school and then graduated from Bentley College, going nights.
I grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College in Maine and from Boston College Law School. I live in Massachusetts with my husband, three children, and our dog.
When I'm not writing, you can often find me reading (you can check out some of my favorite books on Goodreads), walking my dog (this is where I get most of my story ideas - sometimes I catch myself muttering out loud!) or watching TV with my family (I love Supernatural and am addicted to Nashville). I also love to bake. I'm known for my ugly but yummy birthday cakes.