Dee Ernst was born Elizabeth Diane Ascoli in Newark NJ. She grew up in Morristown NJ, attended Marshall University in Huntington WV, and majored in Journalism, thinking it would help her launch a writing career. She miscalculated, gave up writing entirely, and began a long career as a bookkeeper.
Two husbands and two daughters later she was back in NJ. She began writing again in 1999 and got her first rejection short thereafter.
She kept writing, got an agent, and self-published her first book in 2010. In 2012 it became an Amazon best-seller. She continues to write and is happily married.
Reading - of course
Cooking and eating
Gardening - oh, to have Martha Stewart's money!
furniture refinishing - give me some sandpaper and a jar of chalk paint and i"m ready to go!