I had my first taste of writing success at age six, when my story, “The Magical Medicine Broom” won a Young Authors Award at Rose Kidd Elementary. I’ve been experiencing the classic sophomore slump ever since.
After graduating from the University of Michigan I moved to New York City, where I worked as a publicity assistant and then a financial writer before coming to Pitt.
Though not exactly athletically gifted (i.e., clumsy), I enjoy a physical challenge, and have completed three marathons—once as a guide for a visually impaired runner—and work out at a CrossFit gym. I also volunteer at the Animal Rescue League here in Pittsburgh. One of my fiancé’s greatest fears is that I’ll bring half the shelter home with me one day.
I’m currently working on a novel, a Bildungsroman—which makes it sound much more impressive than it actually is.