Every author is also a reader. I grew up in a home full of books and I read voraciously. I wrote the kind of stories that children write, but when I began to study at Radcliffe College, my direction veered off. I became a child psychologist. I did research and worked with damaged children. Moving to a communal settlement in Israel steered me into another sharp turn into the world of tourism and hotels and the next thirty years gave me a wealth of experiences, drama, characters, and plots for writing my early hotel mysteries.
A friend suggested that since I loved to read mysteries so much, why not write one... and I was off to a running start.