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 done some freelance writing, am slowly working on a memoir about my mother, and in 2011 I began a program I adore, a MS in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Issues of process, loss, separation -- these are things that interest me. I'm also currently studying to become a certified Life Coach, and my goal is to start a practice working with women in transitions of loss -- divorce, illness, death, caretaking, empty nest, etc. I have four childrren, live in Brooklyn Heights, and serve on the board of The Brooklyn Public Library.