About Me

I’m a Brooklyn-based writer and artist. Over the past 20+ years, my written work has appeared in numerous print and online publications including the New York Times, New York, Parents, Family Circle, BuzzFeed, Vulture, Latina, USA Today, Forge@Medium, Elemental@Medium, and many more. I specialize in smart, stylish, carefully reported writing about a diverse array of topics such as parenting, science, pop culture, wellness, and beauty. Some of my work is available here.

My first novel, WAKING UP IN GRAVESEND, is represented by the Laura Gross Literary Agency (more information here).

Read an excerpt from WAKING UP IN GRAVESEND, featured by Joyland in September 2019.

What if classic 90s Morrissey was my boyfriend? That’s the premise of the Mizerable Misadventures of Morrissey and I. My illustrations (Moz related and others) are on Instagram @suchthingsido.

As an actress, I appeared as the lead character (known only as “She”) in the 2006 award-winning feature film Day Night Day Night (Official selection: Telluride Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, among others; Winner Prix Regards Jeune, Cannes Film Festival; Best Feature Narrative, Woodstock Film Festival; nominated for Gotham Independent Film Award nominee, Breakthrough Actor and EDA Female Focus Award nominee, Best Newcomer). I also starred as Anna in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2007 short film Anna (part of Chacun son Cinéma, a collection of 33 shorts by various directors created to celebrate the anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival).