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Freelancers often hear they should specialize. It’s probably good advice. Just not for me.

Being a generalist is part of the adventure. I try to bring a storyteller’s voice to whatever I write, whether I’m covering a tough social issue, a quirky personality, or a place worth exploring. I like writing shorts with punch, and love writing non-fiction narratives with characters that make you want to keep reading. If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be a psychologist or a documentary filmmaker.

My credits in print and online include AFAR, American Archeology, CNN, ELLE, Entrepreneur, Glamour, MORE, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, NPR, Pacific Standard, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Saveur, Salon, Time, Town & Country, Utne Reader, Vogue, The Washington Post, and many others.

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Selected Works