Unwilling to fully abandon my Chicago-area upbringing, I live in Manhattan with my husband, my teddy bear, and the ghost of my 13 lb. pet rabbit, but insist on calling soda "pop," and sneakers "gym shoes." My first book is Off the (Beaten) Subway Track, a travelogue about/guide to unusual places and things to do in NYC. My articles have appeared in New York Nonprofit Press, The Panelist, Metro New York, City Limits Magazine, Young Children, Just Cause, and New York Family. I blog about things at CUSS & Other Rants. When not writing, I put my Master's in Public Administration/Public Policy to good use by working with non-profit organizations in New York City. I also have an MFA in creative nonfiction from the New School. Finally, I also like eating, wandering around cities, and sleeping. That's me.