She grew up in back woods New Jersey and lived in New York and San Francisco before landing in Boston for graduate school.
She has worked in: radio, textbooks, international book sales, libraries, restaurants, catering, and academia—not necessarily in that order and sometimes all at once. Highlights of these jobs were: serving hors d’oeuvres to Robin Williams at George Lucas’s fiftieth birthday party, and, at the radio station, talking to the traffic chopper on a walkie talkie.
She loves reading, dancing, skiing, theater, the color green, a good sentence, the seasons, amusement parks, writing dialogue, car camping, road atlases, Jerseyana, trips to IKEA, reading trashy magazines on airplanes, self-tanning products, and anyplace you can walk barefoot.
She likes to read slightly lyrical books that have a sense of humor. You can spot her writing at the Bates Room in the Boston Public Library, where she is often in trouble with the overzealous security guards who–rather unfairly, she thinks–won’t let her eat, drink or nap.
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