I’ve been writing for a living my entire adult life. Most recently, I was executive editor at 7×7 magazine in San Francisco, where, for the sake of journalism, I endured fastball lessons with Brian Wilson and new-age cuddle parties (not with Brian), in addition to keeping a glossy monthly afloat in recession-muddied waters. Under my leadership, 7×7 won a bronze Folio Award for best full issue of a regional magazine, right behind Sunset. Not bad for 45,000-circ city mag. I still write one-half of a relationship-advice column for 7×7 called TwoSense.
Before that, I was the food columnist at Philadelphia Weekly, where I explored the science behind umami, reported on the world’s most expensive coffee, and caught hell from Chowhound for my weekly restaurant reviews. My column won a Keystone Press Award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.
I’m an experienced travel writer who’s ocean-canoed in Maui, hiked the waterfalls in Yosemite, and survived the drunken party boat in Cabo.
I grew up living and breathing ballet. Check out my two dance reference books here.
I’m originally from OId Forge, Pennsylvania, lovingly known as the Pizza Capital of the World, and I’m a proud part-owner in my family’s Italian restaurant there. But I’ve spent most of my life in California. I’ve crossed the country four times in a Winnebago and currently live in Los Angeles, where I’m working on a memoir titled The Wild Oats Project.