Married and mother of two teens (as well as surrogate mom to two Labrador retrievers), Anita divides her days between spending time with her family and plodding along or plotting on her next book.
When she’s not writing, Anita enjoys rollerblading, biking, snow skiing, gardening, and family vacations that at any given time might include an impromptu side trip to an 18th century graveyard or a condemned schoolhouse for photo ops.
She was born on June 9, 1970 in the Boston area and was a Ruggles growing up before marrying a Howard. Her mom died before Unhinged was released. She grew up in, was raised, brought up, or had an upbringing in the suburbs. Called Chelsea.