More about me

I grew up in New Jersey to Israeli immigrant parents as the middle child of three girls (aka: the stubborn creative misfit), where Heblish was my first language, and trips to the Mall for Fro-Yo the highlight of my week.  I attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Fine Arts, where after two years of design classes which required me to measure and cut things, I switched to a Psychology major. 

Upon graduation, I moved to NYC where I received my Film Certificate at The New York Film Academy where I wrote, directed, and edited short films. I was also a drummer in a band that performed at underground venues in Soho, while working in production on several independent films.  I then moved to LA where I worked as a screenwriter and sold projects to studios, including Canal Plus, Fox-Asia, and a thriller to Twentieth Century Fox produced by Chernin Entertainment, with director Luke Greenfield attached. 

When I moved back to NYC, I became a popular blogger at The Cougel Chronicles: Tales of a Jewish Cougar, and published essays in The Huffington Post and in a Simon & Schuster anthology, “Live and Let Love: Notes from Extraordinary Women.

I also have a speculative fiction novel in progress, THE LIVES WE CARRY, and recently sold the film rights for my Science Fiction short story, CARECROW: HER BETTER SELF, to Amblin Partners and Circle of Confusion producing. The movie is being fast-tracked into production for 2019. 

Additionally, I am thrilled to begin writing the screenplay for gritty romantic drama, EIGHT DAYS WITH HOPPER, for Solar Circle Pictures.

I live on the upper west side in a tall building with my extremely tall husband and puppy, even though my parents still hope I'll move back to New Jersey.