I have worked as a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years and have published award-winning features, essays, books, and projects-for-hire for a range of publications, museums and other organizations.
A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture
Winner of the Grand Prize in Nonfiction, Indie Book Awards, NYC, 2010
Honorable Mention, Best Adult Nonfiction Book, 2010, American Society of Journalists and Authors
Explores the many forces that make it difficult for Americans to move in their daily lives in healthy ways and the consequences of not realizing that basic need
Photobiography of the Wright Brothers
National Geographic Books, 2003
Recognized as a Top 10 Young Adult Biography by the New York Public Library and earned a starred Kirkus Review; Winner of Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year from American Society of Journalists and Authors
OTHER ADULT NONFICTION BOOKS
The Essential Daughter: Changing Expectations for Girls at Home (2003)
National Public Radio, a portrait of the first 20 years at NPR, (1999)
My essays have appeared in a range of literary journals, including the CT Review and Potomac Review and in newspapers, such as The Washington Post and New York Times.
Winner of Best Essay of the Year, American Society of Journalists and Authors
Material World Series
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets
My essay, “Moving the Idle Masses,” is one of six in WHAT I EAT: Around the World in 80 Diets, another great title in Menzel and D’Aluisio’s award-winning Material World Series.
Other essayists in this volume: Michael Pollan, Wendell Barry and Richard Wrangham.
Artist-in-Resident, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, Fall 2013
I teamed with Susan McElhinney, a former photo editor for National Geographic and current photo editor for the National Wildlife Federation, on a photo/prose portrait project of people that work, volunteer and visit the park. They plan to put our work on permanent display in the historic Painted Desert Inn.
Nine Themed CT American Revolution Tours
Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, Nathan Hale, Israel Putnam–these are just a few of the CT characters who played complex roles in the Revolution. Our tours follow carefully crafted narrative threads that tell layered stories. Visit the website and discover Google Maps (access them from your cell phone!), cue sheets, biographies and more. It’s all FREE.