Hello and welcome to my website. I am a novelist, blogger, former criminal appeals attorney, and intermittent ballroom dancer.

My first novel, Swallow, a dark comedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder Globus Hystericus, was published in December 2009 and won several awards, including gold medals in the 2010 Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards. It was also a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. It was an e-book best-seller in the summer of 2010.

I’m also a former competitive ballroom dancer, and a lifelong ballet fan, and, from 2006 through 2012 I wrote a dance blog called Swan Lake Samba Girl. It’s been lauded by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited in those publications as well as CNN.com and the New York Times Arts Beat Blog.

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and got my B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Arizona, in Tucson. I received a Masters in History from Brown University and a J.D. from Rutgers – Newark Law School. After working as a criminal appeals attorney in New York for nearly a decade, I moved back West to focus on my writing. I currently live in Los Angeles where I am working on my second novel.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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