Being a freelance writer is a great thing for a chronically nosy (but inherently shy) person. I'd much rather listen to other people than talk about myself.
I have an M.A. in English from the University of New Mexico and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College. In the midst of freelance writing, I've served as a former contributing editor at the long-gone but still-missed Teen People, an advice columnist for Teen (best gig ever), and helped with casting MTV’s award-winning documentary series,"True Life."
I've also served as a fiction reader for Puerto del Sol and an editorial assistant for Ploughshares. I've also read fiction and non-fiction submissions for Tin House.
Home is Portland, Ore., where I live with my husband, son, and daughter; a small dog with a big personality, and a medium-sized cat with a short fuse.