I was born in Brooklyn, NY but I grew up in Cherry Hill NJ. Today I live in New York City (on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge). Guess you can take the girl out of New York but you can't take the New York out of the girl!
I spent my summers as a kid at the NJ Y camps. I loved the arts &crafts and swimming, but my favorite activity was sneaking out at night to go bunk-hopping.
My best-selling book was a biography of Leonardo DiCaprio, which came out the same week as Titanic. Suffice it to say, the book did not sink!
I went to Temple University in Philadelphia and majored in journalism. I was even news editor of the school paper, The Temple News. I thought I was going to be a journalist. Now I write about a boy who burps and a dog with a magic bone. Life takes you funny places, huh?
My first job in New York City was writing for kids' magazines which were called Dynamite, Hot Dog!, and Peanut Butter. I got to interview everyone from ALF to Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) to John Stamos. Good times.
I wrote for Nick Jr.'s Gullah Gullah Island and Eureeka's Castle in the late 1990s. Click the pix to hear the theme songs.