About Me


  1. Family, good friends, cool people
  2. The New York Mets, The New York Giants, The New Jersey Devils

  3. Fluffernutter sandwiches

  4. Ice cream with stuff in it (think chocolate pieces, marshmallows, M&Ms)
  5. Sushi, sushi, and did I say sushi?
  6. Books
  7. Hiking

  8. Coffee

  9. Napping (don’t get to, but would be so so nice)
  10. Writing (I know. Obvious much?)
  11. Running
  12. Watching too much TV (current faves are Grey’s Anatomy, Baby Daddy, Shark Tank)


  1. Mice (nothing against the cartoon ones, but real ones make my skin crawl)
  2. Basketball (the one sport I just totally can’t get into)
  3. Cold weather
  4. Geometry
  5. Condescending people

The Just the Facts Bio (Perfect for those School Assignments)

  1. Born in 1976 in Minsk, Belarus (now you can put those math skills to use and figure out my age)
  2. Came to America in 1979 and lived in Brooklyn, NY (in an apartment that was crawling with mice and had boxes for furniture), then moved to suburban NJ in 1984.
  3. College: The College of New Jersey (then Trenton State College) in 1998 with BA in English and Secondary Education; later got elementary certified too
  4. Post College: MA in English, with writing concentration, from William Paterson University in 2003
  5. My first MG series is Chloe by Design, a fun book for fans of Project Runway and fashion lovers. Making the Cut, Balancing Act, and Measuring Up are the three books in the series.
  6. Check out the NEWS section of this site to stay updated on my new projects and events! 🙂