About Me

Hey, I wrote a book!
An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher was published by Counterpoint Press in February 2011.

I edited and introduced some books, too!
Love In A Dish... And Other Culinary Delights was published by Counterpoint Press in July 2011
M.F.K. Fisher Musings on Wine and Other Libations was published by Sterling Epicure in May 2012.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and received a Master's degree from San Diego State University. A West Coast girl, I've lived in Portland, Seattle, and San Diego. I currently call San Francisco's busy Mission neighborhood home. 

When not writing, I scour the internet and flip through my piles of cookbooks and past Gourmet Magazines, making lists of things to cook and bake. I insist on reading the printed version of the New York Times whenever possible. I always send thank-you notes.

I am a freelance writer and editor. I teach writing for Stanford University's Online Writers' Studio and at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. I also work with private clients as a writing coach and editor. Contact me for more information about upcoming classes, my rates, or to discuss your current project.

Me with my Mission Pie and hand-ground, single cup drip coffee, on my way to a World Cup party, July 2010: