PHOTOCREDIT: Martirene Alcantara Photography

PHOTOCREDIT: Martirene Alcantara Photography

My debut novel, OUR LITTLE RACKET, will be published by Ecco on June 20, 2017. The novel tracks the fallout of the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis among the women of an affluent, insular community in Greenwich, Connecticut. As these women and others struggle to understand their altered roles within their community, they are also forced to confront the dishonesty and self-preservation that have always existed beneath the surface of the world they’ve created for their children – their own social pyramid scheme, of sorts, with its troubling echoes of the world their husbands inhabit.

I've also written essays and reviews for The Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, The Rumpus, and Tin House's "The Open Bar." My fiction has appeared in Violet and One Teen Story. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where I taught undergraduate creative writing, and I currently teach at Manhattanville College.

Before that, I lived in Paris for a year, where I taught English to French first graders. I received my BA in English and Creative Writing from Yale University, where I worked with Caryl Phillips and Amy Bloom. At Yale, I was awarded the Elmore A. Willets Prize for Fiction and was nominated for the Steere Prize in Women's Studies for the Senior Essay for my thesis on the novels of Joan Didion. 

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and now I live in Brooklyn.