I am a self-taught creative. I grew up in New York City and its suburbs and later graduated from Smith College and New York Law School (not my idea). I worked at The Wall Street Journal as an editor and writer, and also taught Spanish conversation at The New School. A second marriage brought happiness and kids and a move to Massachusetts farm country. Once we had our fill of fresh asparagus and strawberries, we hiked it to Porto for four years of language immersion and plenty of pasteis de nata. Our kids are now in collegew and we've returned to NYC to chase my dream: finding an agent for my children's books, YA novels, memoirs and diaries.