Ariella is a Marxist – of the Groucho variety.
A native of Bergen County, New Jersey, she now lives in New England but her dream self resides in County Mayo, Ireland. The daughter of a school teacher/librarian, she doesn’t remember learning to read, only the frustration when her older siblings could and she couldn’t.
Ariella graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, and attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a Visiting Scholar. Her three years in that city were magical. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Associate Editor of both The Journal of International Law and Comparative Studies in Society and History. She spent more than a decade working in NYC – as a senior manager at the New York Public Library, Yeshiva University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts – before completing her law degree. After practicing in New York and New Jersey, she now focuses full-time on her writing and her family.
Sweet Breath of Memory is Ariella’s debut adult novel.