After a childhood spent dreaming up stories that took place along the Oregon Trail and reading every book I could get my hands on, I eventually left my family's suburb of Boston to attend the University of Pennsylvania... and kept dreaming up stories and reading every book I could get my hands on.
Post-college, I shipped out to bucolic rural Vermont to teach writing to high school kids at a summer arts camp--I picked blueberries, read books on rolling hills, and realized I was not nearly mature enough to be a teacher. Also, I loved magazines
So I moved to Manhattan and broke into magazine publishing, hopping around from Glamour to Redbook and finally to Self, where I served as Features Editor. In addition to working on stories about topics as diverse as sex, parenting, social activism, happiness and money, I interviewed celebrities (including both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor for Friday Night Lights fans) and reported on the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Eventually, I figured I was mature enough to become a teacher, which is when I waved goodbye to magazines and began my Master of English Education degree at Columbia University. After spending the year taking classes and talking books with teenagers, I hope to land a position as the next Miss Jean Brody at a New York City high school.
Meanwhile, I wrote a novel, See Jane Work, a fun and funny satire of the women's magazine world. Buy it HERE. I hope you enjoy!