I live in Los Angeles, California with my husband and daughter, where I teach writing at UCLA. In addition to writing, I'm reading some wonderful books these days (I loved Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan and Once Upon A River by Bonnie Jo Campbell), and I'm running up and down the hills in my neighborhood daily. I also love to bake pies. Raspberry. Blueberry. Peach. This is only miraculous because I essentially grew up in a microwave. Because of this, I am interested in all things old and outdated. I love to think about hope chests and house dresses. Sideboards are big ones, too. I'm always on the brink of trying to put up jam like my great grandmother used to do.