I am a memoirist, blogger, editor and essayist. I write about disability rights, health care, education, social justice, family, loss, and travel. Every once in a while, those topics intersect.
My work has been published in The Sun, Hippocampus, Brain, Child magazine and The Big Roundtable. Early chapters of my memoir have appeared in A CUP OF COMFORT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS and in Huffington Post. My reading for San Francisco’s Listen to Your Mother, a critically acclaimed national live-reading program, is on YouTube.
I’m working on my memoir, MY DAUGHTER DIDN’T WANT ME TO USE HER NAME. My daughter was trapped in a body that didn’t work, and I felt trapped in the role of her caregiver. This is the story of how we both grew up, and how I learned to live with the uncertainty that defined her life. I still have a lot to learn.
I am an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University. I am also an alum of the juried workshops of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Aspen Summer Words, and Writing by Writers.
I consult my parents, grandmothers and my dog, Rico, for material. My parents and grandmothers are dead, but their ghosts speak to me daily and attend all of my readings. Rico, on the other hand, is very much alive, but he is a big liar and an unreliable muse.
I live with my husband, Gary, and Rico, near San Francisco, California.