Here’s the important stuff:
I grew up in Evanston, IL, then went to Harvard and got a degree in photography. (Yes, that is possible. Though they like to call the visual arts “Visual and Environmental Studies,” for some unknown reason.) Then I spent the next three years as a freelance lighting designer for various theaters throughout the Northeast. Eventually I got tired of hanging out on ladders and wrestling with faulty electrical equipment for eighty hours a week while being paid virtually nothing, so I spent the next four years working as a photographer for the Metropolitan Opera. Now I live in Brooklyn with my cats, Vivian, and write full-time. I’m represented by Holly Root at Root Literary.
And here’s some less important stuff:
If I had to pick a superpower, I’d choose teleportation. My favorite dinosaur is the Stegosaurus. I once commissioned a song about the proper use of fire extinguishers. I can do the complete “Thriller” dance, which I hope will help me blend in during the zombie apocalypse. If I could only eat foods beginning with one letter for the rest of my life, I would choose the letter P. I keep detailed spreadsheets to track every book I buy and read. Someone once dumped a bucket of water onto my head from her fire escape because she felt I was talking too loudly outside her apartment. If you make me cookies, I’ll love you forever. (Actually, let’s be honest… I’ll probably love you forever if you just buy me cookies.)