Born in Charleroi, PA; daughter of Noah (a psychologist and naval officer) and Martha Gossard (a human resources executive) Artis; married George Michael Anthony (divorced); married Lawrence Light (a magazine editor), January 28, 1990. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: St. John's College, B.A., 1969; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1970. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Boxing, theater.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, IL, researcher, 1975-80; Office of the Mayor of New York, New York, NY, deputy director of film office, 1980-83; Outrageous Public Relations, New York, NY, partner, 1983-95; Spilled Milk Collection, New York, NY, partner and greeting card writer, 1994-95; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, Web site director, 1996-2006; affiliate of Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Advertising, New York, NY.
International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime.
(With husband, Lawrence Light) 101 Reasons Why We're Doomed (humor), Avon Publishing (New York, NY), 1990.
(With Lawrence Light) Ladykiller (suspense novel), Oceanview Publishing (Ipswich, MA), 2007.