About

I am the author of "Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago" (Chicago Review Press, 2017) and "This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines" (Chicago Review, 2019).

I hold a PhD from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to earning my doctorate, I contributed more than 800 stories to the Chicago Tribune. My work has also run in the New York Times, New York Times International Edition, Discover Magazine, and TheAtlantic.com

I am currently co-authoring a memoir with Kathy Kleiner Rubin who survived a vicious attack by the serial killer Ted Bundy in 1978. The book will be published by Chicago Review Press. We are represented by Delia Berrigan (literary) and Sharlene Martin (film/production) of Martin Literary.

I am from Oak Park, Ill.

Other Works

  • "Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago."

    2017