I am deeply honored to be featured in 100 New School Alumni: Celebrating 100 Years of Bold Change-Making Leaders in Culture, Commerce, and Civic Life, with luminaries such as Kevin Kwan, Tom Ford, Dr. Ruth, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and more.

My time at Eugene Lang College (’92), the undergraduate liberal arts college of The New School, was significant and transformative in my life as a writer. Here, in sunlit classrooms in the West Village of Manhattan, brilliant, engaged teachers, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, award-winning journalist Eleanor J. Bader, highly-regarded novelist Marina Budhos, and acclaimed poet Mark Statman opened doorways into creativity, research, and craft. I carry that place and time, the lessons learned with New York City as my classroom, with me even now (almost 30 years later). I was a sophomore at Lang when I started my first novel ANGEL FIRE — which would be the first of my 18 novels to publish.

100 New School Alumni

Throughout our centennial year, we reflected on our university’s illustrious history and celebrated 100 alumni who changed the world, shaped our culture, and reimagined the century ahead. Meet some of the world’s most influential thought leaders, creative minds, cultural influencers, and pioneering scholars and activists.

Learn more about each of The New School’s featured powerhouse alumni, read the full article.