I grew up in Philadelphia and collected a number of degrees at a variety of top American universities, culminating in a doctorate in Art History. After beginning my career, working both in the academic and museum worlds at a variety of institutions in both Philadelphia and New York, I met an Israeli man, decided to marry him and moved to Israel. Here I've continued my career in art history, teaching at a number of Israeli universities, curating several art exhibitions and continuing to contribute to my field through the publication of numerous articles in academic journals--quite ironically focusing on the immigrant experience of artists, this time in Paris, in the late nineteenth century.
My non-academic writing career began with a blog- aptly named Stuck in the Middle--that was picked up by the Jerusalem Post and eventually blossomed into a novel, encouraged by a friend who'd been listening to endless stories of the various incidents in my life (which I suppose I described quite colorfully) and was convinced that I could turn all this into a fascinating book. I'm presently working on a second novel, this one far removed from the expatriate world of Count to a Thousand.