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Image by Edward Fairchild: Dark-haired lady with Golden Gate Bridge in background

I am a writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. My fiction has appeared in publications including Literary Mama, Elevator Stories, and On the Premises, and I was a finalist for the 2023 PEN America Emerging Voices fellowship and 2023 Periplus fellowship. I have penned articles, reviews, and true-life narratives for a variety of magazines and websites, including Travel + Leisure, Parenting, Brides, Guideposts, Woman’s World,,, Viator, and Zagat. During my publishing career in New York, I worked as a senior editor for the world's largest inspirational magazine (circ. four million), covered health and psychology for a women's weekly published by Hearst, and reviewed the Big Apple's rich theater, shopping, and nightlife scenes for various lifestyle outlets. These days, I am delving deeper into fictional worlds, with dystopian and middle grade fantasy novels in the works.

If you are a writer seeking detailed feedback on your first three chapters or full manuscript, send me an email with a little bit about your book. I offer both beta reading and developmental editing services. I specialize in book club and speculative fiction but also can offer help with middle grade, young adult, and memoir manuscripts.

Image by Shiromani Kant; assortment of books
Image by Etienne Girardet; window with words "What is your story?"

I’ve had the privilege of helping celebrities and everyday people alike tell deeply personal stories. I love to discover the moments that shape lives and bring them alive on the page. And I truly believe everyone has a compelling story to tell. If you’re looking for someone to help you tell yours, get in touch.

Need someone to cover a parade, festival, or kitschy roadside attraction? Having visited 49 of the 50 states, I've explored hundreds of local landmarks and community events and I delight in showcasing what makes them so special. I also love working on pieces that help people understand themselves better and live their best lives. And I enjoy writing about both fun and serious topics for kids and teens. Check out some of my clips and contact me to discuss story ideas.

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