Jasmine Schwartz became a writer when she realized she was getting too old to get by on her looks.
Whereas her detective Melissa Morris is aimless, insecure and neurotic, Jasmine is directed, always in control and has only doubted herself twice since being born to wealthy parents on northern Long Island. Whereas Melissa’s search for herself keeps getting interrupted by the discovery of dead bodies, Jasmine’s eyelash extension treatments keep getting interrupted by calls from her divorced mother in Palm Beach.
Nevertheless, the two woman do have certain similarities – Melissa Morris is constantly worried about money, and Jasmine is constantly determined to get into the top 1%. Melissa once had a career in fashion before it ended in a spectacular failure, and Jasmine’s future ex-husband recently bought shares in both Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. In fact, Melissa Morris is based on a friend of Jasmine’s – you can read about it in her blog.
Jasmine lives in Manhattan with her future ex-husband. She has been 35 years old.