Writer. Editor. Memoirist. Humorist. Born and raised in the Adirondacks—now living in Orange County, CA. I love all things nostalgia...but I also have a snarky sense of humor. My writing influences are David Sedaris and Dorothy Parker. (Do with that what you will!)
My Personal Fickle Failures
Never became the roller derby princess I always wanted to be, I started making jewelry and stuck with that for about a year, have tried every diet in the book and can't stick with one to save my life, started learning the uke, bought myself a fancy Nikon and fancied myself a burgeoning photographer....
My Personal Influences
David Sedaris, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Carol Burnett, Erma Bombeck, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Anne Rice, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Arthur Miller, Lawrence Durell, Tina Fey, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Simon & Garfunkel, and Miranda Priestly—to name a few.
My Presence on Medium
Under the collective group Suite 1984 Publishing, I now own and operate five Medium publications. A 6th, owned by my publishing partner Gaurav Jain, called The Press Box is also in the Suite 1984 family. My publications are:
The Memoirist, QuickTalk, The Mayhem, Age of Empathy, and Soundstories.
My Top Writer Humblebrag
I am a I've-Never-Bothered-to-CountX Top Writer. Yeah! The categories are evershifting, but my mainstays are usually: Writing, Reading, Humor, Satire, Creativity, This Happened to Me, Ideas, Advice, Relationships....who knows what else. I don't bother to check a lot and I'm shit at checking email. I was up there in Food once for some random piece I wrote. LOL. Crazy how those things happen.