I am a writer, photographer and blogger. I write literary nonfiction and focus on the photography of place. In 2014-15 I had the privilege of serving as writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois.

My memoir Jumping Over Shadows, the story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the baggage of the Holocaust, was published in spring 2017 by She Writes Press. One excerpt, ‘Thrown Out’ of the Family Home, was published in the Wall Street Journal; two others, Giving Up Christmas, and Becoming a Proper Jew in the Kitchen were published in Tablet Magazine.

My essays have appeared in many journals, and links can be found under Writing. I regularly write for the Washington Independent Review of Books and the Jewish Book Council. My photography has been featured in Bella Grace Magazine and Artful Blogging.

I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, as well as an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in American Studies, English Literature and Political Science from the University of Munich. After 15 years in consulting, I left the corporate world a few years ago. I have been teaching memoir writing at StoryStudio Chicago since 2006 and handle communications for my children’s former school. I live in Chicago with my husband and three children.

Contact me here.