I am a writer at Bennington College, a novelist, public radio commentator, and essayist. I'm the author of the novels EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS (2018), WE ARE UNPREPARED (2016) and the forthcoming THE BRIGHTS ON VACATION (2019). My work has appeared in McSweeney's, Literary Hub, Vermont Public Radio, Politico, Women Writers, and more.

 Photo by Geoff Hansen

Photo by Geoff Hansen

Before I got serious about writing books, I worked for President Obama as Deputy Associate Director at the White House OMB; and prior to that, as Spokesperson at the U.S. Treasury. I started my career at Vermont Public Radio, where I'm now a regular commentator. 

I have a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University.

I grew up in the funky hamlet of Brattleboro, Vermont where I wrote terrible, heartfelt poetry in the woods. After an exciting detour in national politics, I'm back at it in Vermont. 

When I'm not writing, I'm playing outside with my husband Dan and our two delightful daughters.

 Photo by Geoff Hansen

Photo by Geoff Hansen