Hello and welcome to my website.
I am a writer and editor with over 30 titles in publication. Timber Press, Cool Springs Press, and Collector's Press have published my books. I've also written, edited, and blogged extensively for four major consumer gardening/outdoor-living publications (Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, Birds and Blooms).
I bring complex scientific and environmental topics to general audiences in my engaging and accurately researched articles for various regional magazines, including the local Audubon Magazine and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s magazine.
For clients ranging from Reader’s Digest to Storey Publishing to Cool Springs Press to Harris Publications, I project-manage (edit, write, photo-research) other authors' books as well as consumer SIPs (Special-Interest Publications). I am also an accomplished travel and food writer.
As a Senior Copywriter, I have worked on-staff and as a consultant to numerous direct-marketing companies (B-to-B as well as B-to-C), from pet supplies to roses to outdoor-living products/furnishings to scented candles. My copywriting for Jackson & Perkins gained the industry’s highest award, The Catalog Age Gold Award.
I have written, edited, and blogged for the nation’s leading roadside-travel ‘zine and website, Roadside (and Roadsideonline.com), on topics ranging from "Why Greeks and Diners?" to urban- planning issues to comfort-food recipes to iconic on-the-road books.
The most intriguing job I've ever held? Monitoring rare turtles for The Nature Conservancy. Or...raising teenage boys.
Raised in California and educated at Bard College in New York, I lived for many years on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, the ruggedly beautiful rocky coast north of Boston. I now reside in a small upstate New York village with glorious summers and snowy winters.