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I'm a mom-with-a-job, an almost-ex-wife, and a fatherless daughter.


I like to think I'm a good friend.


I write because, when I don't, my life runs out of gas and I inevitably end up stuck somewhere and in a bad mood. My creative non-fiction and fiction has appeared in a few places, including:

The New York Times' Modern Love

Isolation Journals

New Limestone Review

I grew up in New York, went to college in Ohio, and now I live in Northeast Portland, Oregon with my two awesome sons.

Sometimes, I say, "I want to go home" out loud, to no one, even when I am in my house. I'm still not totally sure what that means.

I write to try to find out.

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