I was born in the US but have spent most of my life abroad: in France, where I went to school, in England and Wales, and particularly in Germany, where I attended university. I have been living in Berlin since 1991, where I work as a freelance conference interpreter, translator and author. My travels have taken me all across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Through my books I endeavour to pass this love of travel and the excitement of new cultures on to my readers.