the kinetic pen

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About

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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.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. I like my chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and lots of crunch. Addictive!

  2. That was one of the most compelling opening paragraphs to a personal bio I think I’ve ever read! Really looking forward to spending more time here!

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