An award-winning advertising copywriter for 30 years, I have played key roles at several major agencies in the US, including Arnold and Hill Holliday. In addition to my advertising career, I have licensed numerous concepts for calendars, greeting cards and t-shirts. Among my successes is an offbeat 2007 wall calendar called Sumo Day Jobs, featuring sumo wrestlers in unlikely professions such as rock star, figure skater, dog trainer, and umpire. In the spring of 2007, I launched Jewish FunnyBone, a line of irreverent, provocative Jewish greeting cards. My first novel — Roll Over, Hitler! — won the Silver Medal for Popular Fiction at the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards and also received an Honorable Mention in General Fiction at 2011 New England Book Festival Awards. I have studied creative writing at Simmons College with author Jill McCorkle, who has become both a mentor and an advocate of my work.