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About Nina
  • Love dogs? Love to laugh? Meet Abra the Afghan hound, the bad girl of dog fiction. Check out all seven books in the rollicking Whiskey Mattimoe mystery series, including the newest, WHISKEY, LARGE, available in trade paperback & ebook.

    I've also published teen fiction: HOMEFREE and SENSITIVE. My books are translated into Spanish, French, and German.

    Laugh because you can. Love because you want to. Believe in better times to come even when you have no clear reason for doing so. Irrational joy may be the most rational skill we can cultivate.

    An author and playwright, I'm in the business of making things up.
Favorite Quotes
  • "When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms." ~Mary Oliver

    "Try to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell." ~William Saroyan

    "I have found that imagination sometimes has to stand in for experience." ~Steve Martin

    "There is, in fact, only one rule in writing fiction: Whatever works, works." ~Tom Robbins

    "I try to leave out the parts that people skip." ~Elmore Leonard

    "This is what artists do: They notice stuff, the small and unobtrusive stuff that other people miss, and yet that is essential to halting our usual indifference and callousness." ~Alain de Botton

    "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. You want the person who will ride with you on the bus when the limo breaks down." ~Oprah Winfrey

    "'If you're lucky enough to live near the beach, you're lucky enough." ~my friend M.