about me

 
The
Basics

I'm a New Yorker from the Finger Lakes Region

  • and a Davidson College Alum

  • and an alum from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at  Georgia State University

  • whose favorite job (other than writing) was in the Department of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, where in addition to actually doing my job, I...

  • Met and later married a charming Hoosier

  • And started making little Hoosiers

  • And fixing up old houses

  • And volunteering various places

  • And watching a lot of football, basketball, and baseball.​

 

All the while I was

  • reading

  • and writing short stories and drafts of novels 

  • and taking classes on writing

  • and starting writing critique groups comprised of my former classmates

  • and going to writing conferences

  • and author talks.

 

I still do a lot of those same things, but now I also send my writing out into the world and hope that someone out there finds it half as entertaining to read as I found it to write.

 

I am seeking representation for my 80,000 word historical family saga, Molly Bright. 

 

You can read my query letter here.

Favorite
Writers
Hey, Ladies...!

Alice Hoffman

Alice Walker

Amy E. Reichert

Ann Patchett

Anomie K. Hatcher

Carol Shields

Elizabeth Strout

Emily Giffin

Gillian Flynn

Harper Lee

Haven Kimmel

Helen Simonson

Hillary Jordan

Jeannette Haien

Jodi Picoult

Joshilyn Jackson

Julia Heaberlin

Julie Murphy

Karma Brown

Kate Atkinson

Katherine Mosby

Kathleen Grissom

Kathryn Stockett

Lisa Scottoline

Maria Semple

Marian Keyes

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Mary Kay Andrews (My first writing teacher @ Emory!)

Paula Hawkins​

Rachel Goodman

Rebecca Wells

Ruth Ware

Sally Thorne

Sara Gruen

Sophie Kinsella

Sue Monk Kidd

Toni Morrison

Tracy Chevalier

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Yaa Gyasi

Zora Neale Hurston

Now the Fellas

Adam Langer

Ben H. Winters.

Blake Crouch

Christopher Moore

Colson Whitehead

Elmore Leonard

Frank McCourt

Greg Iles

Ian McEwan

Khaled Hosseini

Kurt Vonnegut

Leonard Pitts, Jr

Mark Childress

Michael Koryta

Pat Conroy

Raymond Chandler

Richard Matheson

Richard Russo

Robert Goolrick

Roddy Doyle

Stephen King

William Faulkner

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