A MacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate, my writing has been published in the New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.
The Doctor and The Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking, is the story of my year of waiting without pants — first in doctors’ offices through IVF, then as a “high-risk” mom-to-be of multiples, and finally, in the hugeness of the last trimester.
There are more than 150,000 twin births every year, and more than five million IVF babies have been born since the technology’s inception. I wrote my book with the hope of offering a truthful but also humorous reflection upon the emotional journey between a high-tech conception and high-risk birth.
I’m excited to be contributing regularly to The Huffington Post, and getting lots of feedback— from doctors, patients and parents alike—most recently on “20 Things I Wished I Could Say to My Fertility Doctor When I Was Her Patient,” and “A Twin Mom’s Post-Infertility Survivor Guilt.”
“Her stories have heart, humor, and a keen eye for human foibles.”
Editor and Publisher of The Sun
“A rare writer who can give us a particular story of a very particular family that ends up speaking volumes about the state of the family, our lives, and our culture.”
—Theo Pauline Nestor
Author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Sized Bed and Writing is My Drink
NEWS and EVENTS
The Doctor and The Stork
I’m so excited to announce that my book has found a home, with a small press right here in Berkeley, California, SheWrites Press, with the fabulous Brooke Warner. It has a new title: The Doctor and The Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking. It’s coming out in October of 2015. More news to come!Read more »