I write the Bone Street Rumba Urban Fantasy series, which began in January 2015 with Half-Resurrection Blues (Penguin’s Roc Books). My first YA novel is Shadowshaper, from Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books. I co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.
I have an MFA in Creative Writer, am a winner of a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Award, a San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Fellowship, Voices of Our Nation alumna, and reader at the Kimberley Cameron Literary Agency.
I have reported from Costa Rica, Mexico and the Bay Area
I’ve written about pretty much everything. Currently serving as the Associate Editor of Media & Culture at AlterNet, and freelance for various pubs on various topics. Welcome new chances to write for even more.
I’m a New Delhi based contributing correspondent for a public radio show called PRI’s The World. I also contribute to NPR’s radio shows, blogs as well as Science magazine. I spend most of my time covering poverty, development, hunger, malnutrition, other health issues – mental and physical, science and the environment. More recently I’ve also added gender issues to my reportage, and I spend a good amount of my time thinking and writing about how gender roles are changing in India and how it’s manifesting in people’s lives.
I am a writer and cultural journalist based in New York City. I hold a M.A. in journalism — with a focus on cultural reporting and criticism — from New York University. I’m originally from California, where I worked professionally as a legislative director at the state legislature before writing.
President of the San Francisco Arts Commission
Art Professor/faculty at California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute
Mom (have an 11 year old)
Member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto
Also have a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law