I am a novelist, public radio commentator and essayist, hiker of mountains, swimmer of lakes, and reader of everything.
Before I got serious about writing books, I worked for President Obama as Deputy Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget; and prior to that, as Spokesperson at the U.S. Treasury. I've worked at Environmental Defense Fund, a couple great consulting firms, and had more political internships than I can count. 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.
So basically, I've had some real jobs too.
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.