What I'm Reading Now

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by 

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Curlew Quarterly, edited by Isaac Myers III

The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

Homo Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Mentor by Lee Goldberg

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

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I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Central New Jersey.

I've attended workshops at Tin House, Sackett Street, and Eckerd College Writers' Conference.

I am interested in the science of storytelling: its relationship to evolution and its influence on social structures and individuals.

My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is ENFP.

I recently made a list of things that make me happy. Here it is.

I am a carrier of the BRCA1 genetic mutation. 

Here are some beautiful songs.

Here are some written works that move me.

Here is a recorded poem by Joe Weil, my earliest writing mentor.

I kept a livejournal many years ago. The link is here on my website someplace, hiding undercover. (If you find it, it's yours to read!)

In my childhood, my grandparents had (and I adored) the real-life version of this here Mickey Mouse telephone below.


9th Annual


(Tell Every Amazing Lady)

Team Supermom!

in honor of bonnie nison

has raised nearly $4,000

to fund ovarian cancer research 

and awareness efforts