Born in NYC in 1969. Raised in Rockland County, attended Barnard College. I had an eighteen year career in book publishing, first as a scout and then as an agent, but since 2007 have been working toward a career change. I've become a certified Life Coach, have done some freelance writing, am slowly working on a memoir about my mother, and in Fall 2013 I'll complete a Masters in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Issues of process, loss, separation, end of life, how we tell our stories  -- these are things that interest me. I have four childrren, live in Brooklyn Heights, and serve on the board of The Brooklyn Public Library.