I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with my architect husband and bossy rescue dog. Like my sleuth, I am a residential architect practicing out of a turreted office. Also, like Iris Reid, I have a brown belt in karate. I grew up in New Jersey devouring mysteries. I loved seeing order restored by ingenious sleuths. But the visual arts were my medium of expression. As an Art major at Dartmouth, I imagined that designing buildings was just a larger-scaled version of creating sculpture. I soon discovered the many differences. At graduate school at Harvard's G.S.D., I found a setting-insecurities and egos riding a runaway train of Design Obsession- just ripe for murder. Conundrum, Facade and Doppelgänger are odes to my profession and all the deviously clever practitioners within it. I'm hard at work on Book 4 in the series in which Iris Reid will continue to uncover the architecture of evil in her world.