A truly magical accident, with no background in math, chess or gaming, poker chose me when I wasn't looking. Alongside my writing life, I soon became a serious student of the game, cutting my teeth playing on New York's illicit poker scene. Then came the fairy dust, as several world-class coaches shaped my game from the start. They include three-time bracelet-winner Matt Matros; author and poker brainiac Ed Miller; and the legendary master of mindfulness, Tommy Angelo. I moved to Vegas in 2020 to deepen my professional commitment. Reach out anytime on Twitter at @pokerforgirls.
My essay "Poker For Girls," published on Salon.com captures my passion for one of the most complex mind games around. One of the few women globally to write a poker book, I authored The Total Poker Manual for the publisher Weldon Owen—a one-of-a-kind illustrated text covering five variations and sponsored by CardPlayer Magazine. I edited Ed Miller's 9th book The Course, an innovative guide for serious cash players.
Through social media, I devote myself to women’s issues, and do what I can to bring women into the game and help girl grinders get comfortable on the felt. I blogged extensively for the training site Red Chip Poker, and the online journal PokerNews.
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