Wisconsin Writing and Istanbul Memoir


I was born and raised in Wisconsin, USA and in teenage-times I wrote my first short story of prose. It felt wonderful to create a tale. Ever after, I knew I would be a writer; a teller of stories.Read more

Journalism and Post-Katrina New Orleans

Wanting to give back to my country, I moved to post-Katrina New Orleans and worked with a relief agency. While in New Orleans I found that I could affect society most by using my skills as a writer and became a multimedia journalist.

“Interesting Times” in Cairo, Egypt

I came to Cairo to do research post-Arab Spring. I thought I would stay only a year. However, I love Egypt and it has become my new home. A Chinese blessing (or curse) says, “May you live in interesting times.” From the backstreets and central avenues, talking to the poor, the wealthy and everyone in-between, I tell the story of the bohemian underside.