About Me

I am a writer and photographer. I write contemporary fiction about characters at a crossroads and the relationships they forge along the way. My stories are influenced by my passion for culinary art, painting, photography, dance, and music.

After I received my masters at Columbia University, I taught at a private high school and for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City. Once I moved to Oregon, I dedicated my time to homeschooling my children through high school. My youngest son went to college on an academic scholarship.

My husband and I live in Portland, a place overflowing with restaurants, cocktail bars, Argentine Tango, and writers. It’s hard to be Portland and not be inspired to create. Now that my children have moved on with their lives, writing and photography have become my full-time passions. I am also the president of Willamette Writers, the largest writing organization in the Pacific Northwest. My short story “Asmodai in Portland” was published by Reclaiming Judaism Press in the anthology New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family in the fall of 2014.


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