I’m the author of over forty childrens’ books, several humor books, and four cookbooks. I’ve written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Smithsonian, and just about all the women’s and parenting magazines.
I was Spy magazine’s original food columnist and wrote regular food/humor columns for Eating Well magazine and for Salon.com. At age fifteen, I was named Seventeen Magazine’s “Teen Gourmet of the Year.” In 2010 I edited my church’s cookbook, The Feast of St. John, the hardest job of my (or anyone else’s) life.
I taught a one-room Sunday School for a decade. I’m an ice-hockey goalie, a dollhouse miniaturist, and an occasional wildlife rehabilitator. I worked as a chocolatier until my husband, David Owen, discovered that each box I sold cost me $66. I live in Washington, Connecticut with David and many pets, and we’re the parents of two adult children–both writers.