Molly, 32, grew up on a beef-cattle farm in the Allegheny Mountains. She is the author of All Downhill from Ivan Puffenbarger, a book of humorous personal essays, and is currently seeking representation for Wondermelt, a young-adult novel about a girl who uncovers a terrible secret about her beloved older brother just as he’s deployed to Afghanistan. (It’s funnier than it sounds and there are also some sexy bits.)
She graduated from the University of Virginia and from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She worked as an editor at Bloomberg News before transitioning to internal communications roles at J.P. Morgan, First Data and Google. Molly has been published in The RS500, on Bloomberg.com and in The Washington Post. In 2015, she participated in the Words After War summer writing intensive at Marlboro College and in their winter workshop hosted by NYU’s Cultures of War Research Collaborative. She is a member of The Writer’s Room in New York.
Molly’s goals include moving to Madrid, opening a bakery and retiring in a cottage on some cliffs somewhere. (Potentially Scotland.) She likes finger limes, bands from the ’90s, slapstick comedy and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After nearly 10 years in New York, she now lives and works in San Francisco. Molly responds to all mail, including spam. Especially spam, actually.