I am married to a fabulous guy and we have four kids and one dog. I couldn't live without: my family, three books on my nightstand, my garlic press, my tennis racquet, my Diet Coke, my friends. Some favorite reads: The History of Love, Cutting for Stone, I Know This Much Is True. I love to travel! Some of my favorite trips have been: Hawaii, one day train travel in the U.S. to Denver (might not be so fun if it was longer with my four kids) , New York City and bike to the Hamptons, camping in the mountains, and following the Tour of California bike race along the California coast. I guess my motto in life is "Carpe Diem".