Hello, I am an American expat writer-musician living in Finland. I grew up in New York, holding a book in one hand while exploring the piano keyboard with the other. Mesmerized by my mother’s playing of the Romantic repertoire, I soon studied piano with her and later graduated with a B.A. in Music from Bard College. I'm also an avid choral singer and have performed in Hungary, Finland, the UK, and Israel.
During my years in Boston, I raised funds for a variety of philanthropic causes and completed the graduate management course at Radcliffe Seminars/Harvard. However, longing to return to my musical roots, in 2001 I moved to Budapest, the land of my musical idol, Franz Liszt. There, I volunteered for the Music Academy in his name and also received a CELTA certificate from International House, where I then taught English as a foreign language. My musical, romantic, and travel adventures abroad inspired me to write Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding, my literary debut.