I’m an award-winning writer and editor who grew up in California and resides in Iowa, where I spent nearly 13 years writing and editing for the University of Iowa.
I’m currently a freelancer and regular contributor to the Etsy blog, Moda’s blog The Cutting Table, and a columnist for the French magazine Quilt Country. I shoot engaging photos to accompany my writing. I have more than two decades of experience writing for magazines including Stitch (where I’m a contributing editor), American Patchwork and Quilting, Uppercase, Quilts and More, Quilt Sampler, Parents, and others. I write for University of Iowa publications, served as production editor of a pediatric newsletter, and am the author of the book Facing East, Facing West: Iowa’s Old Capitol Museum and the upcoming Art Quilts of the Midwest. I shine at writing about people and their passions, be they scientists, beekeepers, or architectural historians. I’m available for print, web, and book assignments.
My feature writing grabs readers' attention, helping them grasp complicated concepts and feel connected to topics from radon to fabric design. Read more.
I'm a regular contributor to blogs read by an international audience, often garnering more than 100 comments per post. Read more.
Everyone has a story worth telling. I'm a pro at teasing out distinctive characteristics— both the strengths and the quirks— that make readers care. Read more.
I’m available for book projects, editing, and guest-blogging. Thanks to my writing career and college-level teaching experience, I have the tools to help you hone an engaging profile or craft an article for a niche market. Get in touch!
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