I worked in New York as a criminal appeals attorney for many years. A ballroom dancer and balletomane, I write the dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, which is fairly popular in the dance community and has been lauded by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and has been cited there, as well as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times blog, CNN.com and the Washington Post. My first novel, Swallow, a dark comedy about a young lawyer with the psychosomatic condition Globus Hystericus, won the gold medal for women's fiction in the 2010 Living Now Book Awards,the gold medal for best regional fiction in the 2010 IPPY Awards, and was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. I'm currently working on my second novel. See MoreSee less