I'm a writer, former lawyer, and dog aficionado. For 5.5 years, I was an attorney on a small tropical island near Guam. Now I'm a writer and editor in D.C., on staff at The Huffington Post.
My work has also appeared in Slate, the Washington City Paper, the American Bar Association Journal, and dozens of other publications.
My first novel - Tropical Depression - has was published in 2011 by Back Porch Books, a teeny indie publisher out of Seattle.
My second novel - Save The Enemy, a young adult thriller - is being published by Soho Teen in November 2013. (Preorder here!)
Also, here are a few of my stories, in case you're sitting at a computer, like, bored out of your mind and looking for something to read:
Wanted: Gullible Lawyers
What makes 80 people - including myself - fall for one obvious scam?
Washington City Paper, September 2007
Goodbye to Barky, Who Perhaps Never Knew She Was a Pit Bull
I did not know that Barky was a pit bull when I got her, in the fall of 1998, as I was going -- ignorantly, in so many ways, as it turned out -- into my second year of law school.
The Huffington Post, May 2012
Why Are Panda Babies So Small?
Newborn pandas weigh about a third of a pound. Their mothers are 900 times heavier - and can crush them to death. It turns out there's a fascinating reason these vulnerable creatures are born so impossibly tiny.
The Huffington Post, August 2013
For The Nobis, Home Is Where The Hemp Is
A Japanese electro-pop band makes a new life in D.C., with some help from the local hemp community.
Washington City Paper, April 2011
Isle of Canned Meat - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
If you’ve never eaten fruit bat, then you aren’t U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Gadfly, June 2002
Taste Tasting Nutraloaf
The prison food that might be unconstitutionally bad
Slate, June 2008
Agnes Bolt Is Smelling Ripe After Almost A Week In The Plexiglass Bubble
The artist Agnes Bolt is living in a plastic bubble in the middle of collector Philippa Hughes's apartment. It's been weird.
Washington City Paper, May 2011
Attorney At Blah
Why are young lawyers so miserable?
Washington City Paper, November 2007