American fiction writer who is best known for Legally Blonde, a novel that spawned both a film and a Broadway musical. Her later works include Family Trust and School of Fortune.
After graduating from Arizona State University, she was admitted to Stanford Law School. She never graduated from Stanford, but her experience as a law student inspired her famous novel, Legally Blonde.
She settled in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two daughters.
Reese Witherspoon played the role of Elle Woods in the film version of Legally Blonde.