About

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I’m a native New Yorker and former actress who studied with Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC before heading west to Los Angeles. After performing at Improv Olympic and working with Tim Robbins and the company at The Actors’ Gang for several productions (and training and feeding marine mammals at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific on Sundays), I started writing and performing my own work for the theatre. Soon after moving to Seattle with my family in 2005 I transitioned from acting to writing and began publishing short stories and essays.

I have three University of Washington certificates in writing, am a One Story Workshop for Writers alum, and have a Masters in Fine Arts in Nonfiction from Pacific University (2017). I was a cast member of Listen to Your Mother Seattle (2015) and read my work at Circle Of Friends Islandwood (2015) and LitCrawl Seattle (2016). I co-hosted the weekly podcast Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory with Katie Anthony available on all podcast platforms and was a featured guest on the podcasts Inside Voice, Acme Writing Company, and on KUOW’s The Record with Bill Radke. My new podcast is And Then Everything Changed, which features guest interviews about the pivotal moments in life and the decisions that define us.

I love teaching and have worked with 7th, 8th, and 9th graders and have also lectured at the university level. I currently teach Hebrew to third graders on weekends and volunteer-coach high school seniors in western Washington public schools on their college admissions essays and personal statements. 

My nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Iowa Review, The HuffPost, American Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others. I’ve just finished a coming-of-age memoir about the childhood loss of my mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and I’m working on a novel. 

You can find links to my fiction and nonfiction on the Published Work page. 

6 thoughts on “About

      1. templecustodian

        Sadly it is not but its ok because I know it is a process and I am learning so much about myself as each moment moves me ahead. I struggle deeply with cognitive deficits particularly related to memory and my ability to remember things in sequences. I haven’t given up – there is no expiration date on my dream of accomplishing this particular goal.

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  1. ronitsoneat

    I don’t think you should give up! I don’t think you have to remember everything necessarily or even in order. There are several memoirs I can think of that are written more in a collage style and are not at all linear. Reading them was an immersive experience and the impact of their stories did not suffer because of the structure, in fact the structure kind of became the reading experience for me and I still felt the impact of the heart of the story. Maybe you could explore that way. And what’s most captivating can be how you feel now and what you understand now about what happened then.

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  2. Prashant Ponnappa

    I read your article on not wanting to cook for your family. My take is very simple. Food is more than just about filling your stomach. It is about the bonding as a family and the healthy food you eat. Very few restaurants make food in a healthy manner. Take-out and fast food are the worst options probably. Also, if you get the entire family involved, it becomes an enjoyable experience.

    I have to say you are so wrong in your view, but hey, you are entitled to it.

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