Yes, this is me, and don’t let the curls and the cheerful smile fool you. Truth is, I’m a diesel-driving double-clutching Jersey girl who spends too much time fixing boats and trucks, sailing, writing and not behaving according to expectations, and I’ll be the first to admit I have an evil, twisted mind. I live in northeast New Jersey with my husband, three dogs and assorted cats. Growing up aboard boats, I’ve sailed the region’s waters single-handed since childhood, and done a little of everything from boat restorations and repairs to managing a boatyard and working in commercial marine transportation. My work has been published in Boating on the Hudson, Offshore Magazine and DIY Boat Owner Magazine. I divide my time between working on Annabel Lee, my 32′ trawler, and writing, where I tend to find humor in the strangest, and often darkest places. My first novel, Last Exit In New Jersey, is currently available, and the sequel, No Wake Zone, will be released May 8, 2012. I’m currently at work on the third book in the series: Evacuation Route.