I live in the Detroit, Michigan area, where on the days I don’t write fiction I’m a content and marketing writer/editor. I’m a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, have two Oakland University Writing Excellence Awards, two New England Writer’s Network (NEWN) Humor Contest wins, and an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Writing competition to my credit. Most of those were for personal essays. One of the essays and a poem were published in the NEWN magazine.

Best of all, I have a very patient husband, Larry aka Mr. Bud (a nickname bestowed upon him by my sister in honor of the late Larry ‘Bud’ Melman), who just shakes his head and smiles tolerantly over my crushes on hot actors (Danny Pino, Colin Ferguson, looking at YOU). That’s because he knows he’ll always be my biggest and bestest crush.

I know writers always say this, but I honestly don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer. My mother used to tell my siblings and me Twilight Zone stories instead of fairy tales, so thanks to Mom and Rod Serling I learned the value of good storytelling early.

I still love the Twilight Zone, but now I write gentle fiction with a romantic touch. My favorite characters are strong women—sometimes a little lost, sometimes a bit damaged. But they always manage to take on the world with heart and humor as they find their individual happily-ever-afters.