In the fall of 2014, I was winding down my time as a criminal appellate attorney with a nonprofit public defender’s office where I had practiced law for nearly eighteen years. The work was fascinating and fulfilling, and the job had been a fabulous way to balance being a lawyer while raising a family. But it was time to try something new.

What began as a lark when a friend asked me to join her in a writing class at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College has turned into a passion. And meeting with readers has been both inspiring and humbling. Thank you for being part of my journey!

I’m married to Pierre Gentin, whom I have known since our high school days on Long Island when he was the captain of the football team and I was the head cheerleader. Okay, not really, but meeting in Orchestra sounds so geeky. Our two children are the light of our lives. When I’m not writing, I can be found volunteering with the Pace Women’s Justice Center, baking challah, lunging and doing sit ups at the direction of my beautiful Czech personal trainer, reading on my couch, and spending way too much time on Facebook.


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