I am a writer, writing teacher and author of the award-winning coming-of-age indie book being Ana: a memoir of anorexia nervosa. Over a decade ago I surrendered and began my healing journey and I now consider myself fully recovered. I worked as a freelance journalist/columnist in Cape Town, South Africa before moving to the U.S. where I now teach creative writing workshops in Berkeley, CA. I believe in the healing power of sharing our hearts through our words and in how one person’s story can transform another person’s life. I am available to do readings/talks for being Ana. Please contact me through my contacts page.
- FINALIST in 2010 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in the Memoir and Women’s Issues categories.
- FINALIST in 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards’ Memoir and Addiction & Recovery categories.
- FINALIST in 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards’ Women’s Issues category.
I love yoga and have practiced it for 16 years. I swim and walk a lot. I love camping, road trips, good food and dinner parties, laughter, good conversation, Hoegaarden and the blessings of creativity. I love teaching creative writing and being in the flow of writing myself. And I absolutely love and worship sunshine and blue skies. Viva California, Viva!
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“And the day came that the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –– Anais Nin