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Favorite book: Dreams of My Russian Summers
Member Since: Jan 18, 2010

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I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended University of Arizona for undergrad, Brown University for grad school (studying European Intellectual History) and Rutgers Law School - Newark. I wrote and published several law review articles about gender and the law, law and literature, and international human rights.

I worked as a criminal appeals attorney in Manhattan for many years. While practicing law, I wrote my first novel (Swallow), which was published in December 2009. I also took up competitive ballroom dancing and started a dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, journaling my somewhat pathetic experiences learning to dance as an adult. SLSG soon evolved into a chronicle of the larger concert dance scene and has been lauded by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited in those publications as well as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and It's even won awards from a couple legal websites for some legal-oriented posts (I covered the Sean Bell shooting trial, for example), and for best extracurricular blog by a lawyer.

I still live in New York, where I'm working on my second novel.

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