about me


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   I write young adult novels because it is the best job in the world.



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I enjoy reading and finding out about books other people like.

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I used to be a scientist. This picture was taken when I was a college student. Many years later, I cloned an essential human gene – five days before my older son was born. We like to tell him that he helped.





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My sons are grown now.

My favorite things to do are photographing nature, hiking, biking, body surfing and cross-country skiing. My husband and I live in Michigan.