✺ 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.
✺ 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.