The Professional

Studied English/Journalism at the University of Delaware. Took a job as a sports reporter with the Los Angeles Times community news department to break into the field. (Does not like sports.) More than 10 years of experience writing and editing for newspapers and magazines, including an eco-minded lifestyle magazine in Southern California, of which she was editor-in-chief. Once won a Western Publishing Association (“Maggie”) Award that she didn’t even know she was nominated for. Believes that the most brilliant writing uses the simplest words.

The Personal

Lives for any experience that requires a camp stove, tripod or passport. Has skydived, paraglided, whitewater rafted and once hiked out of the Grand Canyon in the pitch-black, with no shoes. Wildest adventure so far: motherhood. Enjoys reading nonfiction, especially that of Dr. Seuss.