our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter ~Martin Luther King, jr
Welcome! Here you will find my published creative work and the recognition I have received as a writer over the years.
Presently, I teach English at Fusion Academy Marin, a progressive middle-high school with one-to-one classrooms, customized curriculum, and lots of creativity For the past ten years, I have taught the language arts in a variety of settings, including community college, middle school, and K-12 summer reading programs. In addition, I have hosted a number of creative writing workshops to adults, encouraging them to befriend their inner artist. I received an MFA in creative writing and literature from Mills College. I live in a cabin in West Marin with my feline family. When I first viewed the space, I asked my future landlord, "Did you read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek?" as the cabin immediately reminded me of a writer's retreat. A year later, I am in revisions for my first novel, thanks to karmic justice and the year-long Djerassi writing workshop with Jane Vandenburgh.
My most blissful and dismal moment occur at exactly the same time: when I finish reading an amazing novel.