I'm a widow with one son (an art appraiser in NY) and one perfect granddaughter (a budding equestrienne.) I'm also a former antiques dealer and, for the last 26 years, I've been the New York editor of the UK mag The World Of Interiors.
I've published four non-fiction books: The Antiques Roadshow Primer (a New York Times best-seller) and Antiques Roadshow Collectibles, a companion volume to the above. (Basically, the books are encyclopedias of antiques combined with the occasional anecdote from the US Roadshow.) Good, Better, Best (The connoisseurship of antiques) and Dog House (Written as a chronology of all the dogs of my life but, somehow, an inadvertent memoir. Curiously, a number of young women readers used it for their bookclubs, where it seemed to have an alternate life as a template for how to maintain a 42-year marriage. )