a short introduction





I’ve worked in libraries since 2008 and completed my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2015. I am a librarian at Mechanics’ Institute Library, est. 1854, in San Francisco. I am especially interested in the intersection of technology and public services in the library.

writing fiction

My stack of rejection letters from literary magazines is growing steadily, but I keep refining my craft. I’ve been workshopping stories with a group headed by the talented Karen Bjorneby for almost four years. Writing well is exhilarating! excruciating! — and critiquing others’ work is humbling — a challenge that always contributes to my own craft in surprising ways.

et cetera

Dessert is my favorite meal; coffee is essential to my well-being. I run a few races every year, enjoy fashion, and baseball is my favorite spectator sport. Pixar makes most of my favorite films. Moby Dick is my favorite book. I’m an avid reader. I like to travel, may be a bit of a francophile, and am learning to speak spanish. Buy me a glass of chartreuse on the rocks with a twist of lemon and I’ll tell you more.

I think that covers most of what you need to know about me. If you’re looking for my personal captain’s log -style blog, visit the bricolagerie.