Summary: author of fiction for teen and preteen girls including the Luna Bay surfer girl series who wrote more than 30 books in 20 years including several juvenile best-sellers and won the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults Award for her romance Someone to Love (1997), whose novel Stepsister from Planet Weird was made into a Disney Channel movie in 2000, and who also reviewed restaurants for the Santa Barbara Independent and co-wrote a restaurant guide under the pseudonym The Three Little Pigs in the 1990's.
Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer
Born: August 27, 1952
Died: November 22, 2004
Location: Santa Barbara, California