When all the little girls in first grade said they wanted to grow up to be nurses or teachers, I always said I wanted to be a writer.
Stubborn as I was, I made my dream come true by never giving up, regardless of family circumstances, no college education, and a fierce survival instinct to become an adult "despite" my parents' lack of parenting.
I've worked in journalism, public relations, marketing communications, and even taught a college course.
I am also the great niece of Burrill B. Crohn, the famous Mt. Sinai Hospital fixture who discovered Crohn's Disease. It is no wonder that illness wound it's way through my entire life - some sort of infamy, I guess.
I am married (28 years)and have two sons.