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I was born in the Bronx and even though I haven't lived in NY in ages, I still see myself as a New York gal. So do my kids. They tease me mercilessly about my Bronx accent.
Now I'm happily settled in the Berkshires and visit the city as frequently as I can.
I started writing back in 1983. At the time I was a psychotherapist in private practice. Before that I was a prison therapist working with incarcerated men and women. A tough and sometimes dangerous occupation.
I needed a change. I needed to get away from the dark side of life. I had a terrific, supportive husband and two small children and the truth is, I'd always dreamed of becoming a writer. This was my chance. I was scared, nervous, felt inadequate, and was sure I'd never get anything published. I didn't even know where to begin, or what to write. Serendipitously, I heard a radio interview with a romance writer and my interest was tweaked. I bought a bunch of romance novels, read them over a weekend and decided I could do that. I even dared think I could do it better than some. So I focused on the kinds of romances I loved-screwball comedies, mysteries, romantic
intrigue and twelve years later I had over 50 published romance novels to my credit.
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