In the late summer of 2004, I shocked everyone I know by moving from New York City to Maine. A skyscraper on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where I lived for the past fifteen years, to a small town on Maine's southern coast. I love New York, but I've fallen in lust with Maine and my beautiful town: endless forests and winding trails, grazing horses and mooing cows in a field down the road, crickets all night long (instead of blaring car horns, car alarms and screeching taxis), a house with space instead of a one-bedroom apartment . . . "Just wait till you've been through a winter," everyone said. "You'll come running back!" Nope. Turns out the weather is pretty much the same here as in NYC!
What else . . . I grew up in New York City and New Jersey, received a bachelor's degree in creative writing, worked as an editor for Harlequin Books for ten years and then edited young adult novels for two different YA book packagers. I said goodbye to the editor side of publishing when I wrote and then sold my first novel, SEE JANE DATE.
SEE JANE DATE launched the Red Dress Ink imprint in November 2001 and was made into a television movie for ABC Family (check local listings on their website (seejanedate.com). The novel has been translated into over fifteen languages and is a question/answer in the 20th anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit (I still can't get over that).