After spending the early part of my career working on staff at a few of New York City’s major hospital centers and advertising agencies, I’ve enjoyed working as an independent freelance writer, editor, and instructor for more than twenty years.
My academic background is in literature—still one of my great loves—and I was initially surprised to find a rewarding niche in writing about health and medicine. Working in this field has allowed me to meet with a number of physicians, nurses, and therapists at the leading edge of both research and clinical practice. Today, I consider myself a generalist and have added publication in alumni magazines and websites to my list of credits.
Recently, I realized a lifelong dream and published my first piece of fiction. My story, How Does He Die This Time?, appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and was awarded the Mystery Writers of America 2019 Robert L. Fish prize.
I feel fortunate to have come from a family of readers and writers and to have married into a second one. My husband, Steve Metzger, is a bestselling children’s book author. When I’m not reading, writing, and teaching, I enjoy time with friends, bocce, and travel.