“I was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island ( a small town in the smallest state). My dad was a career Navy man, my mom an accountant for the IRS (a tax collector!). I had an older brother named Skip who died when he was 30.

“I graduated from the Univesity of Rhode Island with a degree in American Literature and worked as a flight attendant for TWA for 8 years, flying mostly international out of JFK. While working for TWA, I got a Master’s degree from New York University, also in American Lit. My first novel, SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF MAINE, was published in 1987.

“I lived in NYC until 1993 when I re-met and married someone I knew in high school! I moved back to RI then, and we have a son Sam who is now 13. Our daughter Grace died in 2002 when she was 5; as a result, we adopted a baby from China last year, Annabelle, who is now 2.”


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