Liane is a nationally-known writer and advocate for the autism community. She is the author of the new memoir Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She is represented by Allison Hunter at Janklow and Nesbit Associates She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Her articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Babble, Huffington Post, Parents, New Parent, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, McCall’s, Newsday, Tikkun, Kveller, Brevity, Literary Mama, The Manifest-Station, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Ducts, The Mom Egg, Humor Times, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Skirt!, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, Autism Spectrum News, Autism After 16, Better After 50, and Grown and Flown.
Liane's essay "A Room Of My Own," was recently listed as A Notable Essay in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's The Best American Essays 2016.
Her work has been featured in numerous special education and health blogs, including Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism, Easter Seals, Special Olympics’ “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign, and Camp Ramapo for Children. Her work is often anthologized, and she is frequently interviewed for articles in national media. Brandeis Magazine featured her in their cover story “Untangling Autism.”
She is a member of the Autism Speaks Parent Advisory Committee for the Transition Tool Kit, a guide that helps families to plan for their autistic child’s adulthood. She also wrote the section on Family Advocacy for Autism Speaks’ Advocacy Tool Kit. She has served on the Stakeholder Board of the Autism Science Foundation; is a board member of Matan, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Jewish students with special needs, and is an ambassador for C.U.R.E. (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.) A community activist, she co-founded the special education PTA in her school district and the town’s sports league for children with special needs, and co-authored a parent resource handbook for the school system.
Liane worked as a publicist for ten years at several major publishing houses, including William Morrow, Random House/Vintage, Simon & Schuster and Doubleday. She has a master’s in journalism from New York University and a B.A. in English from Brandeis University. She is the mother of two handsome adult sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy.