Once upon a time, I was a child in South Africa. After a nutritious diet of prose, poetry, and musical theater, I attended the University of Cape Town, where I triple-majored in English, French, and Angst. New York City followed, and an MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. Home is now Portland, Oregon, where the trees are big and the potholes, bigger.
As a freelance writer, I have applied myself to such subjects as architecture, abusive dolphins, travel, butterflies that can hypnotize ants, interior design, motherhood, manatees, serious pants, nudist hot springs, marriage, the fruit industry, seismic resilience, and sparkling wine. Proofreading and editing provide a welcome balance. I have several unusual interests, such as reading books on paper, Japanese flower arranging, and collecting miniature plastic food. My daughter drew this picture of me.
I enjoy chewing on a range of projects big and small, bite-size and extra-chunky. Please make contact to see if I can help.