I hold an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I taught for seven years before moving for a spell to Birmingham, Alabama. There, I worked as an associate editor for Time Inc.’s Health magazine. I wrote, assigned, and edited stories for Health‘s front-of-book medical health and lifestyle sections, and pitched stories and packages for the entire magazine.
Now I’ve returned to my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, where I’m cobbling together freelance writing, teaching (at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, and my own workshop series; more about that below), and regular QT sessions with my young daughter.
I’ve written about everything from circus sideshow acts to philanthropic chefs, from bestselling novelists to Zumba classes in prison, from healthy vices to healthy vaginas. These days, I most frequently write service pieces about women’s health and literary fiction coverage (book reviews, Q&As, features). I’m interested in more assignments along these lines plus content development, editing projects, food writing, and probably many things I haven’t even thought of yet.
But wait! There’s more! My blog, Rumpus, is (mostly) devoted to illustrated children’s books and related topics. If you’d like to send me a book for review consideration (or, come to think of it, pitches for the aforementioned journalism), well, splendid! Hop on over to the Contact page.
This site is still in progress; please bear with me! Thanks for stopping by and having a look around.