I used to live in a graveyard, in the caretaker’s mansion that stood next to a shuttered hot dog factory. It was quiet and, with a chapel off the foyer and a former morgue in the basement, offered some quirky inspiration. The ideal spot for launching a writing career.
I’m a freelance journalist who writes for magazines, newspapers, websites and marketing collateral. I’ve written a coffee-table book, have had essays published in two anthologies, and am working on a narrative nonfiction book about sudden loss, faith and new beginnings.
On the personal side, my adventurous spirit has taken me to far-flung places that have changed the way I view the world and my place in it. But I am always grateful to return home where, through yoga and idiosyncrasy, I work obsessively to maintain a sense of order and balance ― an innate impulse I attribute to being born on the middle day of the week on the middle day of the year.
My mantra: Know what you want. Work hard to get it. Accept what comes next.
I live with my husband and daughter in beautiful upstate New York, and truly believe there are few things better on this earth than a chewy chocolate chip cookie.