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I’m a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. My writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing, PANK, The Rumpus, Guernica, and elsewhere, and it has been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. I’ve also been awarded fellowships and residencies by Lambda Literary, Jentel, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe, and I teach at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

Books and essays I have edited have received reviews and mentions in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, Kirkus, The LA Review of Books, Library Journal, Booklist and more. My specialty is developmental editing, and if you are interested in working with me to develop your work, please go here for more details.

I just finished a draft of a novel that features both goblins and Hello Dolly, and I’m also writing a memoir about what it was like to be raised by four child psychologists.


A few other things because I can’t help myself:

I am terrified of birds.

I  was once an employee of The House of Representatives, a fact I hope you won’t hold against me.

Related: I peed in a urinal next to Buzz Aldrin at a Buckminster Fuller Postage Stamp ceremony.

One of my favorite short stories ever is “Brownies” by ZZ Packer.

I moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco from Syracuse from Menlo Park from Santa Cruz from Denver from Boston from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from, again, Denver, so I don’t know how to answer when people ask me where I’m from.

When I’m sick, I like to read Raymond Chandler. And John Bellairs.