Enter a new world of captivating mysteries and exciting stories. As a fiction and mystery author, I create compelling tales that will keep you turning every page until the end. You can experience my work through mystery novels, plays, film scripts, and even a popular podcast.
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Full disclosure: That is not a picture of me—however, I do occasionally wear sunglasses, I do drive a car (although not a convertible), and I do have a brown and white dog. Close enough.
To date, I’ve had eight books published. Except two (a mainstream novel and a true-crime ‘blog’) are fictional mysteries. I never anticipated becoming a mystery novelist, but there it is. I would modestly point to Hamlet for those who believe mysteries are merely genre-writing. Think about it.
My work-life has been in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. (Epidemiology always seemed to me to be a sort of mystery investigation.) I wrote and edited articles and books and was the managing editor of the international journal Cancer Causes and Control in that capacity. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University—in English and Psychology, respectively. English may not be too mysterious (unless you’re trying to learn it), but psychology? Well, pretty much.
I began my writing life as a playwright and have been fortunate to receive a Grant in Playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an Artists Foundation of Massachusetts grant for playwriting, and an American Regional Theatre Award (ARTA) for Best Original Script. I’ve had a number of productions in Boston and New York. I’ve also written film scripts, one of which is presently under option. (But I’ve been through this several times before without success. It’s a life lesson.)
I’m a member of Sisters-in-Crime and the Mystery Writers of America, the National Writers Union, and Authors Without Borders—of which I’m a co-founder. I’ve presented workshops, webinars, and lectures and was the host/director/producer for several years of a cable tv show, “Authors Without Borders Presents,” interviewing writers of all varieties.