I’m the author of books, essays, features, op-eds, and many absolutely spectacular tweets. You can find links to many of my stories here and learn more about my books here. I write about a chaotic and frankly unmanageable range of topics because my best work emerges from a place of love and I’m a sucker for that soft messy stuff. I offer online writing classes as well as one-on-one coaching and editing services to writers at many stages of their careers and from many walks of life and they’re some of my favorite writers in the world. I would rather be considered helpful than smart and I would have my appearance as a source of envy over my career or talent any day of the week. I live in a house in the woods in the Catskills and keep myself busy with chopping wood, potion-making, deranged crafts, and petty small town gossip.