An award-winning independent writer, editor and author,
I am a seeker of adventures and a seasoned storyteller, a sculptor of words that reach out through the page to elicit an emotion or impel a reader to action. I use all the senses, and illuminate my stories with a sense of place.
My specialties? Fresh adventures, slow foods and the natural world
What excites me? I've Nordic skied in the moonlight in trackless wilderness; pitched over a waterfall in a raft; danced in a Swedish barn at midsummer; paddled a kayak in gale-force winds; hiked through butterfly flurries in wildflower meadows; fallen down a hillside escaping an imposing bovine in the Alps; felt fish nibble my toes in a pitch-black cave in Bonaire; been dragged by a racing dog-sled team in Arctic Norway; and trekked in search of long-forgotten stone circles in the British Isles...in the aftermath of a hurricane. All grand adventures, but the grandest is whatever is next.
I am published in a broad array of magazines, including Alaska Airlines Magazine, Sunset, The New York Times, Westways, Journey, Home & Away, Texas Journey, Going Places, Traveler, Via, Horizon Air Magazine and Seattle Bride. My writing credits also include Michelin Guides, AOL Travel, MapQuest, and Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Washington visitors' guides.
Michelin Must-Sees Pacific Northwest (2013)
Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kids (2009)
Contributing Editor, AOL Travel (2014)
Editor in Chief, Clipper Vacations and Coho magazines (2012-2013)
Editor in Chief, Compass magazine (Washington State Ferries; 2012)
Development Editor, The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo (2007)
Managing Editor, Alaska Airlines Magazine (2001-2005)
Executive Editor, Sea Kayaker Magazine (1997-2000)