I grew up moving all over the world, but I consider my childhood home a lake town in northern New Jersey where I used to spend way too much time walking in the woods with my cat, watching the clouds, and making things up. I've loved writing and reading about strange and mythical things since I can remember. I’m deeply drawn to the magic in real things and am always trying to capture it with what I write.
I began my career as a book editor at HarperCollins in NYC before starting to write full-time in various nooks and crannies around the world. These days I spend most of my time in Asheville, NC, where I live with my husband, our son, our persnickety dog, a fish, and a baby-on-the-way who apparently loves potato chips. I have a BA in British Literature from the University of Maryland and hold an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College.
Besides writing and reading, I love to cook, knit, hike, run, bike, make Claymation videos, and attempt to play the banjo.
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