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There’s nothing like a good story….

. . . and there’s nothing I like better than tracking one down to share with readers. I’ve climbed trees, boarded a mountain railway, and visited the White House in pursuit of good stories. I’ve written about America’s love affair with the lawn, citizens fighting sprawl, world-class athletes with disabilities, and the technology of ocean mapping. Along the way, I’ve learned a thing or two about traditional miso-making, antique book restoration, wife-carrying competitions, and the art of accordion playing.

My articles and book reviews appear in national publications, and I have experience as an editor at several magazines, including Yankee and the University of New Hampshire Magazine. I have also worked on a number of book & film projects. And I  provide copywriting for corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits. (My resume also includes editorial and managerial experience.)

Areas of special interest include environmental research and the natural world; food and travel; inspiring people and ideas; and quirky general interest stories with a focus on culture and history. My copywriting includes a focus on lifestyle and travel, land conservation, community building, disability issues, and higher education.

I thrive on the variety that comes with being a general-interest writer. Whatever the subject, whatever the medium, I’m always on the lookout for the next good project, the next good story.

Articles and Book Reviews

Attaché | Boston University [Esprit, BU Today, COMtalk]
Family Circle | Ladies Home Journal | Saveur | Smithsonian
Yankee | The Christian Science Monitor | The Los Angeles Times
The Philadelphia Inquirer | The Washington Post

Books & Film

Book proposal | Corporate history | Essay contribution | Hiking guide
Film treatment | Narrative voiceover | Slide-show script

Copywriting

Ad copy | Advertorials | Annual reports | Brochure copy | Corporate history |Newsletters | Promotional profiles | Web content

Editorial Experience

University of New Hampshire Magazine: Interim Editor | 2013 [Jan.-July]
University of New Hampshire Magazine: Associate Editor | 2001-present
University of New Hampshire:
Senior Writer & Editor | 1994-2001
Yankee Magazine:
Associate Editor | 1991-1993
Yankee Travel Guide to New England:
Managing editor | 1991-1993
New Hampshire Profiles:
Editor | 1989-1991
University of New Hampshire:
Writing Instructor: Nonfiction and magazine features | 1985-1993
Boston Children’s Museum:
Assistant Director, public relations: 1982-1984

Festival Director

Along with my writing and editorial work, I contribute hundreds of pro bono hours each year as director of the Newmarket Heritage Festival, an annual celebration of the arts, culture, history, and community spirit—an event has featured more than $150,000 in programming and been enjoyed by thousands. Working with a group of dedicated volunteers, I oversee all programming, which includes hiring dozens of performers, artisans and other participants. I also manage corporate fundraising, grant writing, publicity, and website maintenance and help to architect the $40,000 budget.

Dubbed New Hampshire’s “favorite international block party,” the Heritage Festival takes place in a historic New England mill town on the New Hampshire seacoast, where I live with my husband and son. Now in its 15th year, the festival draws people from around the region and beyond. Learn more here. And come join us in September!