I am a former journalist and a current writer of essays, articles, blog posts, marketing copy, and rambling text messages, which I compose in the comfort of my home and for which I am occasionally compensated with money.

I began my career as a police/general assignment reporter for a daily newspaper, and after two years covering murders, fires, and other tragedies, I retreated to the carefree world of arts & entertainment writing. There I remained, happily, for many years, publishing work in People, The Brooklyn Rail, Flavorwire, Columbia Journalism Review, Dance Magazine, Playbill, The Berry, amNew York, and other publications.

You can find some of my most recent work on GoodHousekeeping.com, Scary Mommy, and Mothers Always Write. I am the NJ editor of Mommy Poppins, and I blog at thefirstfortyblog.com.

I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.