Welcome to my blog!

In one of my happiest of places — the beach in the Turks & Caicos, drinking rum out of a coconut, reading a medical thriller!

I am a writer living in New York City, working on my second first draft of a novel, and blogging here once a week.  I wrote my first first draft almost three years ago, during a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  Despite having no idea what I was supposed to be doing, I fell in love with fiction writing during that time.  Since then, I’ve taken an array of fiction writing classes, joined writing groups, attended conferences, and written short stories.  I’ve written pages and pages for my current book — a thriller set in a management consulting firm circa 2008 — and now am putting it together into this first draft.  (The NaNoWriMo book is a different thriller — set in Nevis and the Turks and Caicos — I will return to once this current book is finished).  I now know what I’m supposed to do as a fiction writer, and just hoping I can do it!

I have a background in Anthropology (MA) and Chemistry (PhD).  I focused my research on using the tools of analytical chemistry to explore artifacts from archaeological digs and the human genome.  After graduate school, I worked at a management consulting firm for three years, focusing on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  I am interested in thrillers that explore the social and business sides of science — “medical thrillers”.  I am blogging mainly because I like it, and also because working on short, stress-free pieces is a nice contrast to the slow build of what will become my 85,000-word first draft.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!