I was raised in a small beach town in Florida, the youngest child of transplanted New Englanders. Growing up in a tennis and golf resort, my involvement in sports was never merely recreational; from a very early age I was deeply involved in competitive sports. I joined a swim team when I was five and held all the pool records for the under-6 age group, mostly because I was one of the only kids that age who could swim a whole lap of the Olympic-size pool! I rode in horse shows for several years, took up tennis when I was eleven, and right away started playing tournaments all over the state and the country. I was ranked in the top 10 nationally in my age group and figured I’d turn pro and skip college, until it dawned on me, as a high school senior, that I was missing a lot of fun spending so much time on the tennis court. I played on the varsity tennis team at Princeton University, but my heart wasn’t in it; by that time I had discovered my intellectual interests, especially literature and writing. Being an English major in the early ’80s didn’t hold much sway in the job market, so I earned an MBA at Columbia University. Since then I’ve lived and worked in Manhattan, Paris, and Cambridge, always with writing as part of my job description. I have three children to whom I read aloud all of E. B. White’s children’s classics. In 2004 I wrote a novel for children, Poe the Crow, whose hero progresses from being a Wilbur to a Charlotte.
In the fall of 2011 I launched a new blog, CambridgeCanine.com, for fellow dog lovers in my area. Please check it out!