Born Dubuque, Iowa. Educated Northwestern Univ. and the University of Iowa. BA and MA in English, UI. Written hundreds of articles and essays for journals including the inflights for American, United, TWA and Continental; Parenting; Forbes; Tennis; Fast Company; themillions.com; Salon; The Atlantic Monthly; The America Prospect; The New York Times. Novel IN REAL LIFE was published in 2014 by Tuttle. Nonfiction FOXCONNED, fall 2021, University of Chicago Press.