A brief about me: I spent more than half of the last 20 years writing and editing for a daily newspaper in Virginia. My specialties have been music and profiles and my interests remain rooted in music, folklife and pop culture. In 2000, I moved to Boston, Mass., where I earned my master's degree in creative writing from Boston University. I'm currently living in Arlington, Va., working as a freelancer and teaching the occasional journalism course.
My freelance work has appeared in the American Journalism Review, American Artist, Baby Years, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Boston Herald, Bon Appetit, CMJ, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Ladybug Magazine, Parenting Magazine and the Washington Post. My full resumé is available by clicking here.
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A few writing samples follow. Thanks for reading!
Decoding Toddler Behavior
eMusic Dozen: Music for Kids (That Won't Drive Parents Insane)
Shades of Black: An Evening with Johnny Cash Remembered
The Rocket Boys: Out of a mining town, and into space
Mike Seeger, Music from True Vine
Wayne Henderson, a masterful guitarmaker
Henry Reed, a key to music history
Ralph Stanley, elder statesman of bluegrass
The Cher Experience
A last KISS
15 Minutes with Flea
Charles Cullen's movie madness
To Have and to Hold
Love and War
Goodbye to Lucy