Not Uma, no matter what my arch nemesis Thurman would have you believe. I'm a humor writer and YA author. I've published four young adult novels, Five SummersLike No Other, Don't Fail Me Now, and You in Five Acts, as well as a comic essay collection, Unabrow, which is based on some of my more questionable life choices (and, yes, a very real, extremely impressive unibrow that I didn't realize I could remove until I was fourteen years old).

In addition to being an author, I'm also a journalist and an erstwhile award-winning blogger. The New York Times has called my writing “surprisingly seductive,” which I plan to use on my tombstone!

My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York ObserverAllure, and Parents, and online at The Huffington Post, The Outline, Babble.com, and Cup of Jo, among others.


I live in Brooklyn, New York with my husband and two sons. Usually you can find me curled up in my nest of chocolate-glazed mini donuts and wearing one of the 500 novelty shirts I've recently purchased on Etsy. If you read one of my books, somewhere up in heaven, a dance circle will form and an angel will do a flawless Running Man.

Photo by Lucy La Riot