I’m a writer in Pittsburgh, where I live with my boyfriend and a beagle in an old house. He’s an artist. My boyfriend, I mean. The beagle is a she and mostly pees on the rug. I have a BA in English and creative writing from Oberlin College and most of a business degree from the University of Pittsburgh; my estimation of the practical value of the former keeps increasing. The latter, the other way. My day job–an inadequate description, given the hours–is In The Arts; I’m in the administration of a large performing arts center, which is less art and more accounting than I usually admit, except when I’m talking to the poor students seeking to enter the field, to whom I exaggerate the drudgery as a matter of principle. I’m ashamed to admit I actually like accounting, and it taught me to distrust finance.
I’m under contract with Liveright, a great imprint of the great W.W. Norton, and since the world didn’t end in 2012, I can happily say that my first novel is forthcoming. More information about that project, and others as they appear, is available on the books and writing page. Opinions expressed on my personal blog are idiosyncratic and wholly my own, which isn’t to say that they shouldn’t be yours, too. Contact information is available on the . . . Contact page.