I was born in New York City on April 17th, 1968, making me a fairly young published author. Although I was raised in the big city, I've always preferred a quieter atmosphere, and spent much of time growing up in Central Park, or writing strange little whimsical stories rid with spelling and grammatical errors on my father's old typewriter. I would often make simple drawings to go along with these stories, since I usually had a hard time describing places and people the way I wanted. Most of early stories were inspired by those my mother and father told me.|
While working for a degree in literature at NYU, I met my future husband, Marcus Eslin, and after graduating, moved to Burlington, Vermont, where I began a career in writing.
I was always interested in the more fantastical stories I've heard over my travels, but I had always noticed the reluctance people show when they try to share their tales with me. It's
incredible - sometimes I feel like I have to force the stories out of them! It turns out that fantastical things do happen in this world of ours, but that we choose to just
not accept them, or can't see them for what they are.
I began to translate these stories into writing, often adding in a few elements just to make them seem more grounded in reality. I worked my way up from a weekly story in the local newspaper to
the fantasy/sci-fi magazine Photon Elf, where I started to gain a following. Amazingly, some of my short stories were apparently shared experiences by other readers. I knew I was onto something.