A native New Yorker, I combined my love of animals with my love of mysteries for my first cozy, Monkey Business, which involves murder at a zoo. This book was published last year by Five Star/Cengage. I have finished writing a second mystery, called Something Fishy, which involves murder at an aquarium. Something Fishy was second runner-up in last year’s Claymore Awards. In addition to writing, I teach economics at Nassau Community College.