Why, hello there
I'm a writer, and I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my husband Scott, my son Henry, my dog Charlie, and Izzy the cat.
I write both fiction and nonfiction. I've written for all kinds of publications and websites, including but not limited to: Nerve, Fence Magazine, Redbook, Wellesley Magazine, The Berkeley Fiction Review, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Ladies Home Journal, the Onion, the Sun, PBS.org, and Creative Nonfiction. I'm also currently the online editor for Creative Nonfiction. (Mostly this means I judge their blog-entry contest. Are you a blogger? You should submit a post.) In 2010 I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for my essay in the Sun, which made me very happy. I've contributed to numerous anthologies as well.
I've been writing Finslippy since 2004. (Wonder what the name means? Here you go.) I'm known mostly as a parenting blogger, but these days I write quite a bit more about creativity, art, depression, city life, my overweight cat, my aging dog, my extended family, my hilarious husband. And parenting. My life, mainly.
In March 2011 I co-authored a book called LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES! with the beloved Eden Marriott Kennedy. It was published in St. Martin's Press, and we're quite proud of it. You can read all about the book (and enjoy our book trailer, excerpts, and reviews) over here.
These days I'm hard at work on a novel. "Hard" being the operative word.
I know you're all wondering about my education, so: I received my B.A. from Wellesley College and I have an M.F.A. in writing from the New School University.
I love emails from readers, although I can't always reply to them as quickly as I'd like. My favorite comments from readers include the following:
"You write as if you're listening to the voices in my head."
"I usually find things amusing online, but don't always laugh, like with my voice. Today I did."
"Your posts are, like, this really funny form of birth control."
If you have anything to say, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.