I am a writer, editor literary translator.

As a writer, editor or translator I have worked with Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Berlitz International; Fireflies & Preston Media; The Sewanee Review; Public Seminar; La Gaceta de Tucumán; The Short Story Project; Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas; Surreal Poetics; and Editorial La Pereza, among others.

Books I have edited include:
"Significant: From Frustrated to Frannetastic", a guide for entrepreneurial women by Franne McNeal, MBA
"City of Cats", a novel by San Francisco author Max Diksztejn.

In the 80's, I was Assistant Publicity Director at Sports Illustrated Magazine, where I wrote promotional copy and arranged media interviews for writers like Frank Deford, Robert "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, and Franz Lidz, among others. I was also scriptwriter and Producer of the Time World News Service Radio Hour.

I am fluent in Spanish and teach students in private, corporate, and university settings as well as the online environment. I care deeply about words and meaningful translation of messages and literary works, especially those by Hispanic women whose work is still largely invisible in English.

I graduated from Yale University in Chinese Language and Literature. In 2019, I received my MFA from The Sewanee School of Letters at The University of the South. I have studied literature with:

* Dr. Ron Briggs (Latin American Literature, Columbia University)
* Dr. Jennifer Lewin (University of Haifa, Israel)
* Dr. Mark Rasmussen (Charles J. Luellen Professor of English at Centre * College)
* Dr. John Ernest (Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of English and *Director of the English Department at the University of Delaware)
* Novelists Adrianne Harun, Michael Griffith (University of Cincinnati), Holly Goddard Jones
* Journalist Neil Shea (National Geographic)

I finished my first collection of short stories, Weeds, in 2019 and am currently seeking a publisher for it.

I was a New Yorker for 25 years. Now I live in the beautiful North Carolina Piedmont with my husband and dogs, Carter and Kuba. I'm passionate about nature and the environment, language, old houses, gardening, philosophy, music and, above all, stories.

As a former singer-songwriter, I aim for prose that is melodic and acoustically pleasing. I believe that the well-crafted sentence is a thing of beauty and that honest, poetic writing does great good in the world.