I am an artist, writer, and former attorney. I've taught writing at the U of MN Law School and penned everything from a monthly magazine column titled "The Bitter Quill" to briefs to the US Supreme Court. When not writing, I like to eat, breathe, and sleep — not necessarily in that order. I also really love chocolate!
I've had some unbelievable experiences, many of which show up in some form or another in my stories. A transplant from Los Angeles to Minnesota, my battle with the frigid weather is an epic story of its own, but it also keeps me humble, as do my two young boys, my husband, and my dog, all great fans of my writing.
My dirty secret is that I can't spell or punctuate to save my life.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Alternative History, Coming of Age, Crime, Erotica, Experimental, General, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Multicultural, Political, Romance, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Urban, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Biography, Cooking, Food & Wine, Entertainment, History, Law, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Music, Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs, Popular Science, Psychology, Reference, Religion, Science, Travel
Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Love/Romance, Musical, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War, Western
Poetry: Epic, Experimental, General, Narrative, Prose, Romantic / Love, Song Lyrics
The Plague, and The Fall, Albert Camus
Bend Sinister, and Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov
American Pastoral, Phillip Roth
An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
Less than Zero and American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis
Most everything by Chuck Palhiniuk
anything from Bill Bryson
The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand
Delirium, Lauren Oliver
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstein
In a coffee house
In any really quiet, comfortable place, preferably outside.
Fiction: Coming of Age, Erotica, Experimental, General, Literary, Romance, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Urban, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Law, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs, Psychology
Claire in the Voyager series, Jason Bourne, or any character from a Dr. Seuss book.