I am a divorced mom of two wonderful young men who are taller than I am so I’m a lot nicer to them nowadays. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am usually hiking or biking when I’m not behind my desk at the Marin Independent Journal, where I am the lifestyles editor, writer and columnist, or my desk at home — yeah, it’s my dining room table — from which I contribute to the New York Times, the Washington Post, Aeon, the Guardian, Divorce Force, Role Reboot, Divorce 360, Huffington Post and elsewhere.
I also have co-written a book with Susan Pease Gadoua, a longtime Marin divorce counselor and author of Contemplating Divorce, called The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels (Seal Press, Sept. 28, 2014) a cutting-edge book that challenges our one-size-fits-all, till-death-do-we-part version of marriage and offers new models that work better for who we are today.
I am an observer of people and love to explore why we do what we do. Plus I read a lot, perhaps too much, and like to share interesting tidbits that I discover. What I hope to do here is get a dialog going about parenting, men, women, divorce, marriage, teens, society — really, life.
For media requests related to The New I Do, please contact Molly Conway at Seal Press, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-809-3872.
My literary agent is Sharon Bowers at Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management, who may be reached at email@example.com or at 212-206-0913.
My photograph was taken by Dieter Zander.