I write because I am endlessly fascinated by what people do, why we do it, and how we make sense of the world. I believe that stories - both fiction and nonfiction - are vectors of deep human connection. When we read or watch movies, we recognize ourselves in the characters, and those characters in ourselves - as well as sharing the thoughts, and feeling the emotions, of people very different from ourselves. I am drawn to stories of love, of discovery, and of commitment to a cause. I hope that the stories I tell will leave people with a sense of possibility and excitement about the beauties of life, even in dark times.