For as long as I can remember, my favorite things have been books, dogs and beaches. I started writing books when I was nine years old – the same year I got my first dog, a bouncy little Boston Terrier named Chucky. It took a little longer for me to get to the beach.
I grew up in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, but spent two weeks every summer on vacation with my family in Florida. One cold winter morning I stood shivering at the bus stop in the middle of a snow drift, the bitter wind whipping across my face, and made myself this promise: someday I’m moving to Florida and I’ll never be cold again.
Meanwhile, I wrote a mystery series about 10-year-old twin detectives that kept my 5th grade classmates on the edge of their seats, but failed to launch me into the publishing world. A few years later, I discovered romance books and dreamed about becoming a New York Times Bestselling author at age 13. Fortunately I never actually finished the book I titled Summerhill or submitted it to a publisher, since the story was w-a-y too much like a mashup of my two favorite books – Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Dorothy Eden’s Winterwood – both of which I found in my mother’s bookcase, opening the door to a life-long love of romance novels.
I always knew I’d be an author one day, but my love of writing first took me to a career in journalism and public relations, and later to law school, where I discovered I actually loved writing detailed research memos and 50-page legal briefs. I still do.
But back to those beaches. I had a few detours in Philadelphia and New Jersey along the way, and finally ended up right here, living my dream in Florida with my husband, two kids, two dogs and a fish. I used to work for a giant global law firm, but now I have my own small office, which allows me to practice law on my terms, and also gives me more time to write the kind of books I love to read.
I hope you enjoy reading my stories about Lawyers and Love in the Florida Sun as much as I enjoy writing them.
Kota and Eli are also big fans of the beach.
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