About Me

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." - Chekov

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.  


In addition, I utilize my marketing background (I previously worked in a public relations agency) to create and  manage business development projects such as annual reports, newsletters, web content and speeches for companies and nonprofit organizations.   

Experience

My journalism credits include:

  • AAA
  • Baltimoremagazine (where I'm a contributor)
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Country Life (International Edition)
  •  House Beautiful
  • People
  • Shape
  • The Washington Post

My online portfolio can be browsed by clicking here.


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).


My book, Maryland Steeplechasing, was published in 2005. My novel, The Orchard Lover, published in 2018. 


Awards & Accolades

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.