I am an American writer and a native Californian. I studied Philosophy and History at UCLA, and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, where my short stories appeared regularly in the literary quarterly.
I lived and worked in Paris for 8 years as a journalist, as a teacher of Creative Writing, as a marketing officer, and as a mother (my most important job ever).
While in England, where I lived for 8 years, I produced a variety of short films and celebrity/royal events, specializing in fundraising and copywriting for non profits. I returned to California many years ago, and since then have published two novels and several short stories, exhibited my photography, edited several books for clients, and studied the history and genealogy of the borderlands. I have written many articles about borderland culture in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, and focus my genealogy client work on Native American ancestry.
I continue to work with non profits as an advisor through Pietra Consulting.