Personal bios are really hard to write for those of us who make a living dramatizing bios for pretend people. Anything I write about me feels totally boring. But it is what it is. So here goes.
I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary.
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If you’re a fan of magical realism, you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did. The premise of The Midnight Library is that a woman wishing to die finds herself, at the stroke of midnight on what might be the last day of her life, in a library filled with books about the many…
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Do you search the web for bits of information? I’m constantly doing it for work. Take today. One of my characters had too much to drink last night and woke up with a hangover. What to do? I’ve never been hungover myself. I’ve been tipsy, and know what that’s like, like I’m not in full…