Mari Mancusi used to fantasize about becoming a vampire when she was in high school. She, on the other hand, ended up in another bloodsucking profession, journalism. She now works as a television news producer for the NBC station in Boston, for which she has received two Emmys. Mari adores skiing, clubbing, shopping, 80s music, and her favorite guilty pleasure video games, as if writing and TV producing weren't enough to keep her occupied. Her husband and two dogs reside with her in the Boston area.