I’m a freelance writer, an essayist and travel writer whose work has been published in Southern LivingThe Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, Virginia Living, Troika, Richmond Magazine, and others. For more than ten years, I wrote a wide-ranging, personal Home & Garden column for RHome. I wrote Insiders’ Guide to Richmond,  published in Sept. 2010, for Globe Pequot Press and Susan Winiecki and I wrote Richmond’s Culinary History: Seeds of Change for The History Press in 2017. I write for children as well and have sold poems to Highlights and Wee Ones.  In 2010, a partner and I started Real Richmond Food Tours, offering food tours and some might say, more, to folks lucky enough to spend 2.5 hours in Richmond, VA. In 2014, we rolled out Fire, Flour & Fork, an award-winning food festival that nearly killed me. I left the biz in early 2020 to get back to writing for children.

I grew up in Maryland, outside D.C., and have lived in Massachusetts, Ireland, New Jersey, South Carolina, and for the last 25+ years, Virginia. I swear it sounds more interesting than it was.