My expertise, cultivated over more than 15 years as an independent journalist, is in writing well-researched feature articles. I have an inherent curiosity that allows me to write about diverse subject matter, and a respect for deadlines and the busy lives of others that helps me build lasting relationships with editors and clients.
My debut novel, The Orchard Lover, published in 2018 and received the IBPA Silver Medal for Best New Voice, Fiction, in 2019.
My history book, Maryland Steeplechasing, was published in 2005.
My journalism credits include:
In addition, I write for businesses, universities and nonprofits. My clients have inlcuded The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Johns Hopkins University, The Kennedy Krieger Institute, Loyola University, The University of Maryland, and VSA (a division of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).
Excellence in Journalism Award 2005
Maryland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
This award was present for "The Warden's Story," which looked at the life of the warden in one of Maryland's most notorious prisons and how his life (and that of his family) was thrown into turmoil when his own son became a victim of violent crime.
Excellence in Journalism Award 2006
The American College of Emergency Physicians
Awarded to "ER: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask," a look at important information one should understand before going to the emergency room.