I love being a mom to my two little girls, ages 8 and 13. Luckily my job in rehabilitative medicine is very part time and very flexible, so I can spend most of my free time with my family. My favorite place in the world is the beach, and I am obsessed with any and all things Italian. Some twenty-odd years ago I applied to college as a communication arts major, with hopes to become a screen writer. (Don't laugh - it's pretty common where I live.) I was overcome with panic and the need to be more practical the summer before my freshman year, and changed to pre-med. Needless to say, my writing was put by the wayside for MANY, MANY years. Now I can't imagine living without it. I'm in the middle of revising a historical novel set in ancient Sparta with a strong heroine (who wasn't strong in Sparta?) and of course a battle-scarred warrior or two. It's been somewhat slow-going due to the amount of research involved. I'm also working on some short stories, which is a nice break from the long slog of novel writing.