I won the 2017 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. The week of the 2017 Inauguration, I wrote 110 limericks about donald trump (it was cheaper than going into therapy).
I recently taught a writing workshop at the Windsor Terrace branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
I write plays, monologues, humor, essays, memoir, short fiction, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and Web content.
I'm a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha!!
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio.
How many states have you lived in?
Six: Ohio, Missouri, West Virginia, Minnesota, Tennessee, and New York.
I've lived in six and traveled through 44 states.
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.
Have you ever performed stand-up comedy?
Ya betcha! In Fargo, North Dakota and in Knoxville, Tennessee.