About Me

I write multicultural fiction inspired by the places I have visited around the world. As a student in Leipzig, GDR, I sampled Hungarian wine at the Auerbachs Keller, where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe set scenes from his tragic play, Faust. While living in Switzerland, I biked around my family’s Bürgerort (ancestral village), explored the Jura Mountains near Neuchâtel, and never passed up an opportunity to taste real Swiss fondue. These days, I travel regularly to Iran, where I have pondered the ancient past amid the ruins of Persepolis, baked translucent flat bread with Kurdish women in the Zagros Mountains, dipped my toes in the azure waters of the Caspian Sea, and observed the dichotomy of a publicly religious yet privately modern culture.

My short stories have appeared in crime fiction anthologies, and my work has been translated into German, French, Polish, Estonian, and Slovenian.

I am a founding member of the blog, Novel Adventurers, where the conversation is all about culture, travel and storytelling. Although we have discontinued the blog, it remains online with many tales of adventures from around the world.

A native of New England, I currently live with my Iranian-born husband in Northern California. I am a member of Sisters in Crime, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

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