I won the 2017 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction.
In 2015, I trained and became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha!!
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio, in Cleveland.
How many states have you lived in?
How many states have you visited?
I've traveled to 44 states. The only states I've not visited are Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Delaware, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Have you ever received grants for writing?
Yes, I've received grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.
Have you ever performed in New York City theater?
Yes, I've performed Off-Off-Broadway.
Do you like strawberries?
What's your favorite Jimi Hendrix song?
Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
Who's your favorite Beatle?
Ringo. (But seriously, they were before my time.)
Have you ever performed stand-up comedy?
Ya betcha! In Fargo, North Dakota and in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chicken or fish?
Who wants to know?