I was born in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and grew up in the small town of Glens Falls, NY. I worked at amusement parks and other tourist attractions when I was growing up. After graduating from Union College with a degree in Modern Languages, I moved to Western Massachusetts.
I have two grown sons. Sean is a PhD student in literature in New York and Conor is teaching English at a British school in Fuzhou, China.
I enjoy travel, reading, music, piano, movies, festivals and walking.