Thanks for coming by. Write anytime. Believe me,  I'm as kooky and afraid and alive as you.


I have worked as a roofer (on an all-female construction crew), choreographer, arts journalist, coder, instructional designer, kitten fosterer, storyteller at Laguna Honda hospital, and am currently studying prose poetry and editing memoirs for private clients.

My first novel, Crashing America (Alyson), was a finalist for three awards (the Lambda Literary, Triangle, and the Northern California Book Award), an American Booksellers BookSense Notable book, and the American Library Association selected it as a recommended book. The United Kingdom's Rainbow Network and  Amazon both chose it as one of the ten best LGBT books of the year.  Alexander Street Press included it in an academic database of landmark LGBT literature and listed its topics as criminals, death, runaways, and lesbianism (!)

An excerpt from my second novel, A Partial History of My Delusions, takes place in the former Yugoslavia in 1999 and an excerpt was published by Criminal Class Press. You can find my essays in various collections, such as For Keeps: Women Tell The Truth About Their Bodies (Seal Press).

I'm a practitioner of meditation and devoted to my  circles of iconoclastic friends—and enjoy hosting seasonal gatherings in Precita Park in San Francisco. Join us!


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