I'm a biographer of overlooked 20th-century women, a journalist, and a recovering mystery writer. My first bio, Popovers and Candlelight: Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire, was released by SUNY Press in 2018. My second, Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World that Speed-Reading Worked, is forthcoming from Chicago Review Press in September 2019. As a longtime freelancer for The New York Times I contributed more than 150 pieces on everything from ice dancing to automotive repair. In a past life I published three mystery novels and contributed a short story to Best of Sisters in Crime, edited by Marilyn Wallace. I live in Brooklyn, NY.