This is my writer page, the one where I'm supposed to have funny, witty or at least interesting remarks about who I am and what I write. The truth is that I'm not a humorous writer and when I am, it's completely inadvertent. Mostly I write about the things that matter to me: creativity, artistic production, and those moments when the mundane is eclipsed by an unexpected moment of awe or joy. For websites and magazines, I focus on cultural activities that parents and kids can enjoy together, and interviewing artists, entrepreneurs, and others about their creative work.
Creative nonfiction is the genre I write in my free time (by free time I mean the time I'm not trying to make money with writing). Infertility, surrogacy, young adult cancer, and parenting twins shows up a lot in my essays. Those have been published in magazines and journals including Brain Child, Literary Mama, Kaleidoscope, and Cargo Literary among others. To my amazement, two essays have been anthologized in books, one by the founder of Creative Nonfiction magazine and the man who is credited with popularizing the genre, Lee Gutkind, and a second in a parenting multiples anthology, Multiples Illuminated.
I've been working on a memoir about finding my way to parenthood after cancer, but two little ones have made it really difficult to make the time to finish it, so I just keep writing shorter pieces. Also, that image in the header, it's mine, what I call a photo mandala. When I've hit a wall writing, I love the focused meticulousness of slicing an image, creating tens of duplicates of that slice, and matching the edges to create a circle. Its a bit like meditating.