An American novelist, she is known for works such as The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light.
She worked as a lawyer at the Los Angeles firm of Latham & Watkins.
Her novel, The Language of Light, was a finalist for the 2002 Bellwether Prize for Fiction.
She was raised in Kansas City and Chicago.
She and Richelle Mead both attended the University of Michigan.