Self-motivated, independent writer with extensive background in food, dining, music and parenting/family topics seeks freelance writing opportunities in a variety of fields.
Freelance writer, self-employed, St. Louis, MO 2001-present
Provide articles, blog posts, interviews and feature stories for Sauce Magazine (2001-2005), Riverfront Times/Village Voice Media (2009-2012), KDHX 88.1 (2011-present), and St. Louis Magazine (2012). Writing focused on food, dining and music.
Own, operate and provide content for the blogs poppymom.com (2004-2012)and poppyrock.com (2013) with emphasis on family and parenting issues.
Provide content to other publications and websites on an ad hoc basis.
Author, self-employed st. louis, mo 2012-present
Research, write, edit and market a book on the continuing influence of Woody Guthrie a century after his birth.
Own, operate and provide content for the book’s accompanying blog (boundforglory100.com) and Facebook page.
Chef-owner, poppy culinary arts st. louis, mo 2002-2006
Own and operate a small catering and event planning company.
Develop recipes and menus.
Teach cooking classes to adults and children through the Center of Contemporary Arts, and independently.
Create public relation and advertising materials.
University of Missouri — English and communication, 1995.
St. Louis Community College - Culinary arts, 2001.
Writing, editing, interviewing, reporting, researching, blogging, and social media.
Extrovert with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Software: Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Drive, WordPress, Moveable Type, Tumblr.
Cooking, recipe development, event planning, music history, knitting, critical reading.