Educated at Syracuse University, I studied creative writing with Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Tess Gallagher and Jack Gilbert and communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I spent two decades in the cable industry, most notably as the senior vice president, marketing and public relations, at Bravo, The Independent Film Channel and IFC Films. For my second act, I pursued an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York and was honored with the college's prize for Children's Literature upon graduation in 2011.
These days, I live in Maryland, and I am a lecturer at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, in the English department. I also lead creative writing workshops at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda.
Currently, I am at work on a speculative fiction novel, (Title TBD), set in 2097 in New York City and the D.C. area. For this novel-in-progress, I was awarded a 2018 Artists & Scholars grant from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Arts and Humanities Council.
And new for 2019-2020, I was selected as a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program in the Washington D.C. area. If you are interested in having me come to your schools, please contact www.penfaulkner.org.
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Most of all, thank you for reading!