I live in beautiful Vancouver, BC with my family, and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Other than writing, my favourite pastimes are spending time with my family, traveling, Asian/Italian/Greek and super-spicy food, cooking in general, summer, the beach, sitting on the deck, and good wine. Like most writers I love to read, but at the same time I am happily oblivious towards anything TV that’s not hockey (got to live up to at least some Canadian stereotypes!).
As for my education, I have degrees in business administration and economics, and a Ph.D. in economics. I taught classes in economics and related things that would likely draw healthy yawns from most people, but quit the university a few years ago to become a stay-at-home parent and writer. And no, I never regretted it. My daughter is keeping me busy enough these days, as does my writing.