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✺ I was born in Detroit; I'm married, with three grown sons, a German Shepherd and a Corgi.


✺ Michigan State University taught me journalism; Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina taught me how to tell true stories.


✺ I got my publishing start with true crime books, including the New York Times bestseller, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand; although I'm probably best known for my first memoir,  Bootstrapper. It won this and this

✺What's it like being a writer? Mostly it's humbling. But then you get to write a book about your best friends.


✺ My hometown newspaper, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, has one "enterprise reporter." It's me.  


✺ My husband bought me a GoPro for my birthday. This is the result

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