I grew up in a small town in upstate New York, surrounded by family. My grandparents lived down the street, and my father and grandfather commuted together to their work as executives in a Buffalo department store chain that is no longer in business. My mother was a teacher who encouraged my
tendency to be bookish, and my grandmother was the town librarian\emdash the only biographical detail she shares with the grandmother in my novel Felicity. The story first came to mind when my own grandmother was in declining health with Alzheimer's Disease, and I lived in a distant city. The issues that commonplace experience raised became the genesis for the novel.
I attended Northwestern University and have worked as an editor since. My writing has appeared in numerous magazines and my poetry chapbook, Coming Into This World, was published by Hot Pepper Press. I live in Charlottesville, Virginia, with my husband, Chris, who is a physician and scientist, and our two daughters.