I was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. I received my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I went on to post-doctoral work at Stanford University before launching a career in medical diagnostics. I now live in California, where I’ve combined my love of writing and my fascination with the possibilities of science to create my first novel, The Mother Code.

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My first novel, The Mother Code, launches August 25, 2020 from Berkley Penguin Random House! (Release delayed due to COVID-19.)

Set on a near-future Earth inhospitable to all human life, The Mother Code explores what it means to be a mother in a precarious world. With little hope for human survival, U.S. scientists devise a plan to place genetically engineered children in the cocoons of robots programmed with an artificial intelligence, the Mother Code, that enables the machines to incubate, birth, and raise them.

When government survivors decide that the machines must be destroyed, one boy who was raised and nurtured by a robot must fight to save the only parent he has ever known.

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