My dad was a cross-country truck driver.
A lot of people are afraid of dolls - everybody remembers 'Chucky.'
My first day as an intern in the books department at 'Cosmopolitan' also happened to be the day the O.J. Simpson verdict was announced.
When I first came to New York, I would scream like a girl and run to the other side of the street if there was a pigeon. Now I can face off with a pigeon.
Everyone has a ghost story, or at least that's how it has always seemed to me.
I write in the mornings. I get up every morning at about six in the morning and write until nine, hop in the shower and go to work. Nighttime I usually reserve for re-reading what I've done that morning. I would be lying if I said I stuck to that schedule every single day.
All my friends are female, I've edited for a magazine for young girls for 15 years, I relate to women, and I'm very, very close to my younger sister.
My writing is sort of 'Sidney Sheldon meets Anne Tyler.'
My personality has two sides: a very social side and a reclusive side. I love writing fiction, although I can't imagine ever being locked up in a room writing all the time.
I always joke deep down I'm really a teenage girl on the inside.
Buying an apartment in New York was beyond my wildest dreams. I had to scrape together every cent to buy it. And I'm so happy I did.
I always wanted to be a writer.
I take stuff from real life and try to make a character out of it. And I try to live the world of the characters a little bit.
I usually don't write at night, but there are times where I wake up at 3 in the morning and write all night.
I stayed at 'Cosmo' well beyond my internship, moving up the ranks over some 15 years to become books editor, then brand director, then editor-at-large - editing everything from an excerpt of Gore Vidal's memoir to writing some of those juicy cover lines myself.
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