USA TODAY bestselling author of What We Leave Behind, The Mourning After, Where We Fall, and Somebody’s Daughter.
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida among the chaos of three siblings: Randi, Robert, and Ron. After graduating from the University of Maryland, I moved west to Los Angeles. There I launched my career at the LA Weekly, handling advertising and promotions for film studios and record labels. After a colorful few years, I returned to Miami as an Account Executive at the acclaimed Beber Silverstein & Partners. Later that same year, I landed my first dream job through an ad in The Miami Herald. Yes, an actual newspaper. For the next ten years, I managed the advertising, marketing, and promotions for every record label in the country at The Box Music Network. Ensconced on South Beach, our offices were the hub for musicians and record executives worldwide. Work consisted of meeting talented superstars and listening to great music. Fun, right?
Marriage and kids soon followed in the form of dream job number two, and The Box eventually moved to New York. Sometime in between raising the twins, PTA meetings, carpool, flag football, basketball, and lacrosse tournaments, writing freelance, cheering on the Dolphins and Heat, and volunteering at organizations near and dear to my heart, dream job number three took root, and I became a full-time writer. Life has a funny way of happening this way. Doors open and close. Avenues await. One path leads to another. I thought life was fun before, but nothing is more fun than this.