BIO

As one of Edible LA's featured contributors, I've written multiple stories on the food scene in and around Los Angeles. Edible LA is a James Beard distinguished print and online magazine that serves and informs the largest national territory in the US. As a fiction writer,  "The Crying Card," won the 2013 Fugue Prose Award, and  "Lemonade" won the UCLA James Kirkwood Fiction Award. My work has also appeared in such literary journals as Fifth Wednesday, Litro, Meridian, Prick of the Spindle, Fugue, Southern California Review, Cimarron, and the anthology, Mourning Sickness (OmniArts press). The New Short Fiction Series, L.A.'s longest running spoken word series, presented an evening of my work.  I've written multiple book and film reviews for The Common, and also served as fiction editor for the Bennington Review. I have a MFA in Fiction from Bennington, a MA in Clinical Psych and Myth from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and a BA in Writing and Film from Barnard College. I spent fifteen years as a development executive, screenwriter and teacher in the movie industry. Developing TV and film primarily for Viacom and Warner Bros, I also wrote episodes for the award winning documentary series, Explore, and was Emmy-nominated for exec producing the four-hour mini series, The Mists of Avalon, a Turner Network Television and Warner Brothers co-production that was the highest rated mini series of its time.