I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At eight years old, I moved to Los Angeles, California. And since 1988, I’ve called New York City home.
For over three decades, I worked as an actor, singer, and dancer in regional, national tours, and international productions, including appearing on Broadway.
With an enduring passion for understanding human behavior, I went back to school and received my BA in Psychology from CUNY/Queens College. And subsequently, channeling my background in the performing arts world, with further interest in the exploration of stories that people tell, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.
I’m intrigued with the psychosocial aspects of otherness: the quality or fact of being different. Therefore, my writing often includes themes of growing up; aging; family dynamics; and also romantic couplings, including how character’s race, sexual orientation, and gender inform interpersonal relationships.
Currently, I live in Forest Hills with my husband, cat, and lovely stand up desk, Ruth.