The Moment I Finally Twinned It: In my high school, there were several sets of twins. In my first dorm in college, there were no less than seven sets. I’d always been fascinated by twins, so much so that as a Psych major I’d studied them and even after graduating, still read books on them. So it should have come as no surprise when I decided to do a novel about twins. But, me being me, I didn’t choose the usual angle, but rather, one that was off center. What, I wondered, was life like for the child of a twin? What was it like to have the face you loved most in the world growing up duplicated in the face of someone with an entirely different personality? Thus began the idea for The Twin’s Daughter, a suspense novel set in Victorian England that opens when a thirteen-year-old girl discovers that her gorgeous society mother has an identical twin who was raised in the poorhouse. I spent more time crafting that book, scene by scene, than any other book before or since.