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Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.   — Henry David Thoreau


Writing is my bone.  I write nonfiction including essays, op eds, humor, reflections and tips on parenting, and more.  My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Politico, Women’s Health, Real Simple, on Babble and elsewhere.    


I completed my undergraduate work at John Carroll University in Cleveland and an MFA in Creative Writing at American University, where I taught Freshman Composition.  After living in Washington, D.C., for five years, I spent twelve years in New York City, freelancing at national magazines as a copy editor.  I now live in Cleveland,

my hometown, with my husband and two children, working as a freelance writer. 


Every chance I get, I gnaw my bone. 








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