Decades ago, during the internet dial-up days, I worked as a content writer for the up-and-coming world wide web. Whenever my colleagues at BabyCenter asked what magazine I had come from, I always said, “No place you know.” I came from writing communiques and presentations for an international nonprofit in Paris, from writing newspapers and speeches for English-speaking donors to Technion University in Israel. I avoided taking English in college and had to live abroad to grasp grammar rules in my native tongue.
After enrolling in several Creative Nonfiction classes at Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, I finally earned an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Thank you to Douglas Glover, Patrick Madden, Barbara Hurd, and Connie Mae Fowler for guiding me along a fascinating journey.
An American-French-Israeli hybrid, I write mostly about my divided self, Israel, and home. My stories have appeared in 1966, Ascent, Assay, New Haven Review, The Citron Review, The Coachella Review, Pithead Chapel, Hippocampus Magazine, Full Grown People, Under the Gum Tree, and Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, among others. They have also been featured on Brevity’s One-Minute Memoir and NPR’s Hanukkah Lights podcasts. Many thanks to Baltimore Review for selecting “Uprooted” as winner of the summer 2019 contest, to Crab Orchard Review for selecting “The Fabric of Peace” as finalist for the 2017 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, to Negative Capability Press for nominating “Seven Definitions of Secret [See-krit]” for a Pushcart Prize in 2018, to Ascent for nominating “Fifty Days of Summer, 2014” for a Pushcart Prize in 2017 and to Under the Sun for nominating “Things Lost, Things Found” for a Pushcart Prize and for Best American Essay in 2016. I currently serve as Assistant Editor for Brevity.
Most days, I can be found in my home office, tinkering with words. You can also find me elsewhere, teaching writing or yoga. My greatest high is witnessing students experience aha moments in both mind and body.