I hate chocolate with an ever-loving passion. I have an irrational fear of fish. I’ve traveled a lot—Russia, China, Tunisia, Spain, Sweden and Alaska, among others. I’m terrible at math. I love to cook. I love the idea of doing a triathalon, but … fish.

Now that we’ve covered the big stuff, also know this: Any bizarre quirk my characters possess probably comes from me.

When not writing, you’ll find me working in oncology – an emotionally draining, yet unfathomably rewarding profession. I’ve spent 10 years encouraging patients to push through and sometimes giving them permission to let go, and through it all my escape has been books.

I prefer love stories with deep romance. I want that connection, that soul-wrenching yearning between two people and the satisfaction of witnessing that moment when they collide. I covet the happy ending and promise to always give you one.

I am represented by the incredible Andrea Cascardi at Transatlantic Agency.