I've written about my Parkinson's for Salon and my sexual assault in jail at 14 for The Good Men Project, and have work in a half-dozen essay and poetry anthologies. Two of my short plays were produced, one off-Broadway at the Makor theatre. Despite my movement disorders I've won TMIdol slam competitions, and have read as featured writer and poet throughout the Hudson Valley, and in Manhattan and New Orleans. I've channeled my PTSD and hypomania as art (won a CLIO for package design, illustrated regularly for The New Yorker) and science (engineered the Yale Climate Institute's scientific collaboration system and site).
I also work as a freelance editor, and I love immersing myself in manuscripts, helping writers improve and polish their work.
I broke the cycle of abuse in my family and raised three ferocious, brilliant daughters, the first as a single parent for over nine years. In 2017 I was accepted into the CUNY Writers Institute, one of only 12 who will work for a year with the best editors in New York City. Huzzah!