About me and my work:

 

I am a writer, creative 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 facilitate 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. 
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  • WINNER of 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Memoir category.
  • WINNER of 2011 Indie Excellence Awards in the Women’s Health Category. 
  • 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. 
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More about me:

I’m South African/Israeli and I live in the Bay Area with my husband and two-year-old son. Before moving to the U.S. five years ago, I worked as a freelance journalist and copy editor in South Africa. Read my favorite humorous anecdotal opinion columns about travel and women’s issues on my clips page.

I love yoga and have practiced it for 17 years and I swim, walk and cycle around town. I love camping, road trips, good food and dinner parties, laughter, good conversation, Hoegaarden wheat beer, Chardonnay and the blessings of creativity. I love teaching creative writing and being in the flow of writing myself. Above all I love being a mother. And I absolutely love and worship sunshine and blue skies. Viva California, Viva!

 

“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