Welcome to my website, and thanks for your interest in learning more about my books and me. The publication of Murderʼs No Votive Confidence and Murder Makes Scents (in stores soon!) has been incredibly exciting. In addition to spending my days crafting stories, Iʼve enjoyed getting to know the readers of the Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries through book events and social media—check out my events page for photos of all the fun! We’ve had a great time talking about Stella Wright, Nantucket, and mysteries. Thanks, all, for making my series’ debut so much fun.
If you’re wondering about me, I was born, raised and still reside in New York City, a perfect place to stir the imagination and witness lifeʼs every day stories. I attended Connecticut College where I studied art history, Italian and theater, then tackled the other side of my brain through a masters at the Columbia Business School. I began my career in television production at the A&E Network, HBO and PBS before moving into business development and marketing at Time Incorporated.
Where does writing fit into that brief resume? I took the plunge and put pen to paper while I was living in London for a time with my husband and children. It was often rainy, we had a fireplace, there was a really lovely garden across the street. The setting was the definition of COZY. In no time, writing became my passion. It led me to the discovery of characters and plot twists, breathtaking libraries, writer-friendly cafes, and friends who share my desire to puzzle out stories and motives.
The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries sprang from my life-long connection to Nantucket, a small, foggy island off the coast of Massachusetts, which is marked by its history in whaling and candle-making, its beautiful shingled houses and cobblestones, and its strong community.