For the past 20 years, I’ve been telling the stories of those around me.
A nation-wide, award-winning journalist I’ve covered everything from investigative journalism to government to education, and everything in between.
Whether it’s writing about the stripper mistress of a former city treasurer who embezzled millions to support his girlfriend, or corruption in county government, or a wayward donkey who found a home at a South Carolina elementary school, I love talking about the stories of people, places and things that make life interesting.
Now a freelance writer, I contribute to magazines from Duluth, Minnesota to Charleston, South Carolina, covering everything from “Hauntrepreneurs” (people who create haunted houses for a living), to high school fishing teams, to micro-distilleries in the Northland.
As an author, I’ve published my children’s book “My Little Zombie” in 2016, and will publish a history book “Hidden History of Anderson County” in 2017.
After graduating from Miami University and cutting my teeth in journalism writing for Everybody’s News, Cincinnati’s original alternative newsweekly, and Cincinnati CityBeat, I moved on to the Community Press papers in Northern Kentucky and the east side of Cincinnati. My column on “My Kentucky Kitchen” as well as my work in investigative news won more than half of the more than 30 awards in writing I received over the years, including being named one of Cincinnati’s Leading Women in Media in 2007.
Originally from Versailles, Kentucky, I’ve come home now to be closer to family. Currently, I live in Lexington, KY, with my constant companion, Chloe the Travel Dog. I’m halfway between both of my sons and work from home with a goal of buying an RV, hitting the road and traveling the US for a year or two finding and writing the stories of Small Town America that people probably don’t know about, but should.