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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THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD was a change of pace for me. I’m not sure what drew me to it; released in July, it isn’t yet on the typical lists of women’s fiction. I found it to be unique, wonderful in many ways. First, there is Edie Pritchard, a strong but beautiful woman who grows…
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We live in an interesting time, such a different life now from before. But not all of the changes have been bad. Granted, my family is well, so I’ve been spared the worst. Likewise, employment. I write every morning, same as always. Not everyone is as lucky. My heart aches for those whose losses have…