New York Times bestselling author of 31 novels who is known for writing about nature, the sea, love, and family. Several of her novels have been adapted for television, including Beach Girls, Silver Bells, and Follow the Stars Home.
She was first published when she was just 11. Four years following the publishing of her poem, she recorded her first published short story and had her first novel, Angels All Over Town, published in 1985.
She was honored with an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002 and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from St. Joseph College.
She was born in New Britain, Connecticut and later alternated between living in New York City, Old Lyme, Connecticut, and California.
Rob Lowe starred in the television mini-series based off her novel Beach Girls.