I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in fifth grade at P.S. 35 in Queens, New York. With every project, whether it was in English, Social Studies or Art, I found an unusual way to present material. I spent my high school years at Great Neck North where I was a member of Junior Players and wrote articles for the school newspaper. I graduated from Columbia University with a B.F.A. in Dramatic Arts. I continued my studies at the Teacher’s College at night, where I received a Masters in Speech and Theatre Arts.
My first book, “Profits at Your Doorstep", was about how to earn money at home. I wrote it with my best friend from high school, Karol White. But I wanted to write something that would use my imagination. I took a course at the New School in the craft of writing children’s books. I loved it! My first children’s book, “Lights, Camera, Cats!”, was published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard. Since then, six of my children's books have been published. I've also written for newspapers and magazines. I wrote a humor column in the Berkshire Eagle.
I’ve been married to my husband, Larry, for almost fifty years. I have two sons who are both married to wonderful women. I have five grandchildren and two grand-dogs. Larry and I live in New York City, Florida, and Massachusetts.