Novelist and screenwriter, whose credits include the smash television shows Melrose Place and Desperate Housewives, among others.
She began writing for film and television early on, as she grew up with family involved in the industry.
She wrote the short story, Unstable Ground, which secured her the O Henry Award in 1989.
She was raised in Los Angeles, CA.
She worked alongside actress Josie Bisset on the long-running soap, Melrose Place.