I’m a journalist specializing in health, nutrition and profiles of interesting and innovative people. My articles have appeared in dozens of national publications and on websites including Allure, Cooking Light, Forbes.com, Glamour, Men’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Reader’s Digest, SELF, and Women’s Health. I'm a contributing editor at Arthritis Today and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).
Although I love my “day job,” I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write novels. Two years ago, I stumbled across research about young women and brain injury for a magazine article I was working on and realized I was looking at a fantastic novel idea. I started writing every night after my daughter went to bed, and in four months, I had a (very rough) draft on my hands. Several thorough edits and an amazing agent later, The Art of Forgetting sold to my dream publisher, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin. I’m currently hard at work on book number two (and, of course, experiencing all the angst and pressure that everyone ascribes to second novels).
On those rare moments when I'm not at my computer, changing my baby’s diapers or chasing after my very active toddler, I travel as often as possible—most often to Puerto Rico, where my husband was born and raised. I'm a wine enthusiast and love to bake less-than-healthy fare—though I try to stay balanced by running regularly and snowboarding whenever I get the chance.