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Writing Addiction in Fiction

As a writer of emotional, character-based stories, there are few topics I find more rich and complex than addiction. There’s so much potential for both tragedy and redemption, and people […]

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Fictional Trauma Narratives

I absolutely love writing trauma in fiction. It’s been an intense interest of mine since I majored in psychology in college, taking several classes on the effects of trauma in […]

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10 Amazing Dive Bars in NYC

My God, do I love a good dive bar. I’ve said many times that if my soul was a physical location, it would be a dive bar bathroom, because I’m […]

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Summer in New York City

There are few things I love as much as summertime in New York (fall in NYC being one of them). There’s an incredible energy to the City in the warmer […]

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Mental Illness in Fiction

Mental illness is often portrayed in fiction in a way that is highly innacurate. There are so many common misconceptions reinforced by depictions in books and movies, it can be […]