I believe in the power of a great story. I love editing because it gives me the chance to help writers at all levels find their voices and tell their stories. I am also deeply interested in the writing process, and so I strive to learn about my clients’ writing processes, strengths, and weaknesses, and suggest strategies that will ultimately make them better writers. My approach to editing combines my experiences with creative writing, academic writing, and teaching.
My short fiction has appeared in Bodega Magazine, WIPs: Works (of Fiction) in Progress, Pound of Flash, Blue Skirt Productions, and Scéal. I have recently completed work on my first novel, for which I am currently seeking representation. I am the founder of The Clovers Project, which provides mentoring for writers at various stages of their careers. My non-fiction has also appeared in Salon, The Offing, Electric Literature, Bustle, Mommyish, Fiction Advocate, Cleaver Magazine, Full Grown People, BookTrib, and English Kills Review, and has been discussed on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s popular “Think Out Loud” program. My media appearances include a live interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow on the topic of guns in schools.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where I was awarded the Guston Fellowship, and a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. I have eight years experience attending and teaching creative writing workshops, reading a wide range of fiction, and have worked with both published and unpublished authors of literary fiction, historical fiction, crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and young adult fiction. I have also taught academic and creative writing at Columbia, UPenn, Clackamas Community College, Brandman University, and Ashford University.
I live in Portland, OR with my husband, our son, daughter, and Yorkshire Terrier, Saunders. We are transplants to the Pacific Northwest, from Brooklyn, and we couldn’t be happier here.