Despite my far-flung adventures—riding with military escorts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, trekking on horseback in remote regions of Mongolia, and braving the brutal forests of Alsace to retrieve the perfect porcini specimen—I’m actually quite the homebody. My favorite days usually involve a long walk with my dog and a solid chunk of time hunkered down in my studio.
More formally, I have BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. My stories, essays, poems, photographs, and illustrations have appeared in numerous print and online publications--The Sun Magazine, Vela, New World Writing, Pology, Matador, Swink, and Prick of the Spindle, to name a few. My work has been anthologized in The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy; Battle Runes: Writings on War; and The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.
In my professional life, I’ve been the news editor for Ethical Traveler, the director of the Glimpse Graduate Program in Travel Journalism at MatadorU, and, for a brief but glorious period, an extra in Bollywood (you know you’ve made it when someone else gets paid to wipe off your lip sweat). As a filmmaker, I’ve been on assignment in Guatemala, Belize, and Mongolia for TripFilms.com and LonelyPlanetTV.
My writing is represented by the wonderful Marly Rusoff of the Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.
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