"Perhaps it was the Lake Champlain monster that started it all. Born in northern New York in 1970, my first home was a stone's throw from the waters of Lake Champlain and its legendary prehistoric sea monster. From the very start, life was steeped in the lure of the fantastic, of tall tales and big ideas.
When I turned six, my family moved to Boulder, Colorado.
My father drove up into the mountains every day to teach in a one-room school house in the tiny mountain town of Gold Hill. While visiting Gold Hill and places like it, I discovered that small things and small places can be just as interesting and extraordinary as big noisy ones, and even now, I'm drawn to tiny towns and quiet places possessing their own charm and quirky character.
Today, I still live in Colorado with my daughter, close to family, friends, and the mountains, all of which help keep me from getting lost.
If you want to know my favorite color, I can’t tell you because I don’t actually have one. I like them all.
When I’m not writing, reading, or imagining new stories, you can probably find me in a movie theater, listening to music or audio books, or by my favorite ponds."