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I’m a writer and professor living in San Diego. I am working on my first book, a memoir, about my brother Gavin. And a novel, which is fantasy-ish, and also very top secret. I’m developing it from a screenplay I wrote in grad school. I also write essays and other stuff, too.

I am a fan of all things cooking related, especially Top Chef. (In another life I will be Top Chef!) I believe in truth-telling, and that it can save lives. I believe in the power of prayer and God’s love. I also believe in good humor — it has saved many lives, too.

Currently, I’m a newlywed-ish to Nick, a mama to a tiny human named Bennett, and cat mom to Brea, a frisky calico cat.