I’m a book cover designer by day and an insomniac blogger by night. I started blogging in 1998, and despite occasional attempts to focus on specific subject matters over the years, I always come back to the personal blog format: I write about myself and the stuff I think is worth sharing.

The name “Door Sixteen” refers to the street number of my 1891 Victorian row house in the City of Newburgh, New York. My husband Evan and I moved from Brooklyn to Newburgh and bought this house in early 2006. We’ve been renovating it ourselves since then. It’s slow going.

In early 2010, we decided to rent a tiny pied-à-terre in Manhattan to help ease the stress of daily commuting. Two years later, we gave up that apartment and rented an even tinier one in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. A year after THAT, we gave up that place and rented a weirdly large apartment in Cobble Hill, formerly occupied by my older brother. Our ridiculously cute dogs, Bruno and Fritz, travel back and forth with us between Brooklyn and Newburgh and go to work with Evan (but don’t actually do any work).

What else?

I’m 38 years old. I like to cook vegan food. And clean. And obsess over music. And obsess over cleaning. And obsess over obsessing. I’ve seen Morrissey live 31 times (and counting!). I love makeup, especially under-eye concealer. Oh! And coffee. I love coffee. And dogs. My favorite number is three. I grew up in Rhinebeck, and have since lived in Yonkers, White Plains, Brooklyn, Beacon, Newburgh, Manhattan and Brooklyn (again). I love New York a lot. I have a shop called K IS FOR BLACK where I sell posters and stuff.

Is this really your bio?

Yeah. I know, it’s not very professional. If you’d like something a little more corporate that’s embarrassingly written in the third person, you can take a look at my sponsorship page.

Do you have a question?

Check the FAQ page! If you’ve already checked the FAQ page and you still have a question, leaving a comment with your question (or hitting me up on Twitter) is the fastest way to get a response from me. You can also email me at, but keep in mind that it may take me a while to reply to non-urgent emails.