I was born in New York City, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. Summers and family vacations were spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Those childhood summers seem like magical times, now, and are a theme I come back to frequently in writing.
In contrast, after graduating from Wellesley College, much of my adult working life has been spent in cities. I ran a publishing company in Manhattan which allowed me to travel to Hong Kong, Miami, Frankfurt and Milan among other noisy, colorful urban hot spots.
By 2012, corporate life was no longer for me. I quit my job, and became certified as a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner. During a transformative trip to Peru to meet traditional healers, I was accepted as a “pampa mesoyac” or “beginner healer,” and today I enjoy working with individuals who find this unusual approach to change and personal insight helpful (see Christinajaguar).
In what seems to me an enchanted turn of events, in 2014 I reconnected with a man who had been my best friend at age 14. I moved out to the Rocky Mountains to be with him, and — well into middle age — Alan and I were married in 2018.
Here in Colorado my interviews, essays, and travel reviews have appeared in a variety of publications such as The Summit Daily, The Vail Daily and MTN Town Magazine. I collaborated on a coffee table book published by the Hoberman Collection (London/Cape Town), exploring the Winelands of Colorado.
Currently, I am focusing my writing efforts on fiction. My debut novel, All the Flowers of the Mountain, is due out July 2022. I hope you’ll follow this link for more about the book, and for an interview with me about the novel and the writing process.
Otherwise, you can find me out on the ski slopes with Alan, or hiking in the woods with Luke and trying to avoid surprise moose encounters!
RECENT WORK – Short Stories and Flash Fiction
I hope you’ll check out a story or two of mine, see links below.
The Gardener, published May 2, 2022 in The Forge Literary Magazine.
Leaving New York, published March 1, 2022 in Best of 2021 Anthology published by Potato Soup Journal. The story was originally published in the journal June 26, 2021.
Smoke, published January 1, 2022 in Blue Lake Review
The Shower Room, published November 21, 2021 in Muleskinner Literary Journal
Thief, published November 1, 2021 in Bright Flash Literary Review
Returning, published June 16, 2021, by City.River.Tree
Commencement, published October 6, 2020, by 101words.com
The Serpent Queen, published July 20, 2020, by Adelaide Literary Magazine