I am a professional writer and editor who has been working in melbourne ,Australia for over ten years. I am a Columbia University Graduate who received a Ford Foundation Grant to write my memoir. https://sites.google.com/site/australianwritingsreview I was awarded a poetry prize from Ireland's Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney. My screenplay was a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and I am also a journalist who wrote a beloved column for The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Plus, my children's book was recently published and I am on book two.