I’m a freelance writer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, daughter, and a couple of cute but slightly obnoxious mutts. I used to think training for marathons and triathlons was hard. Then I became a mom in my forties. I  still love working out and being active. But these days, I prefer shorter runs, longer hikes, and sweating in a yoga studio to training for races.

I”m writing a memoir inspired by my toughest–and most rewarding–endurance event, raising a child diagnosed with early-onset bipolar disorder. My essays and articles related to this topic have been featured on, or in, Brainchildmag.com, fullgrownpeople.com, greatschools.orgmothering.com,, NPR’s KQED radio, Salon and ScaryMommy I was honored to win a 2014 Western Publishing Association MAGGIE Award for excellence in journalism.for my story “Bipolar at 5?”.

Though I’m passionate about helping to erase the stigma of mental illness through my writing, I’m not a one-trick pony.  I also write articles about arts and culture,  health and fitness, lifestyle, travel and other topics for a variety of print and digital pubs, including Academy Art U News, 7×7.com and The Western Edition.