I recently finished writing my first novel, a realistic, upmarket family drama set in California and Italy. I was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2020 and have published short stories, flash fiction, journalism, and creative nonfiction. I graduated cum laude with a BA in English from Yale. I studied fiction writing under Robert Stone and John Crowley and wrote my thesis about Virginia Woolf.
An inveterate traveler, I currently reside in Florence, Italy, with my husband, three children and rescue dog. I have also lived in Greece, Uruguay and Rome. I speak fluent Italian as well as French and Spanish. I was born and raised in Virginia and spent most of my adult life in California.
Prior to pursuing my lifelong dream of writing a novel, I worked in business for fifteen years. I received my MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. I have started three businesses as a solo entrepreneur and led the Operations and HR functions for Bay Area startups. I wrote and spoke frequently about diversity hiring and women in leadership.
In my spare time, I read insatiably, run along the Arno, tackle New York Times crosswords with my husband, walk my dog, and play Rummy, Ticket to Ride or Italyopoly with my children.