I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I remember. When I was in preschool, I wanted to learn how to write so badly that I begged my mom to dot out page after page of letters for me to trace until I knew them all by heart. In third grade I wrote my first short story, a two-page mystery about a squirrel. At twelve my story “Spellbound” won a local contest and was published in hardback in the Huntingdon Valley Library (where it can be checked out by readers to this day).

I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College and an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University. People often ask me what I do with those degrees.

I tell stories. My writing takes many forms but serves the same purpose: to reach out and connect with people. To say, Me too. To share my experience and hear that I’m not alone.

I live in Connecticut with my husband, Simeon, and our son, Elijah.


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