I started to write fiction on a dare from my wife. I’m thrilled to be a published author, even though I had to admit she was right. I’m a native Californian, and although I’ve lived in England and on the East Coast, I’ve returned to my roots and now live only five miles away from where I grew up. My wife and I happily share our home in the hills with our son and a very mischievous dog rescued from the pound.


I spend most of my time these days working, mothering, or writing.  But when I find myself at loose ends, I love to experiment with recipes in the kitchen, paddle on long, quiet stretches of flat water, and browse the stacks at libraries and bookstores. Oh, and try, unsuccessfully, to outwit our dog.