Greetings, friends

I’m a writer, editor and a DIY-er. But what does this mean to you? This means I can write stuff for you that teaches people how to do things. Yes. I said stuff and things. And I will edit stuff and things. But I will use better words than “stuff” or “things.” See, I’m saving them up for you.

I am also a passionate storyteller of the stories that don’t get told. Contact me for clips about women into heavy metal or women who hunt.

I’ve contributed to Bust for years, and worked hard on their 2011 book, the Bust DIY Guide to Life. See the fancy widget below? Proof!

But here are the deets. The real info you are looking for. The qualifications you seek.

  • I’m a professional writer and editor with more than 12 years of experience in a spectrum of styles: newsletters and employee communications, grantwriting and award proposals, television and radio scripts, marketing copy, outdoor adverts and magazine and newspaper features.

Publications & Mentions

Contributing writer to Persephone Magazine (

BUST DIY Guide to Life, contributing writer and editor, Oct. 2011.

“A View to a Kill,” BUST, March/April 2011.

“HomeBody: DIY Beauty Tips for Easy-Peasy Pampering With Household Goods,” BUST, Oct./Nov. 2009

“Churn Baby Churn: Butter Tastes Better When You Make it Yourself,” BUST, Feb./March 2009.

“For Those About to Rock,” interviews, photos by Angela Boatwright, BUST, Dec./Jan. 2009

“Horning In: The Case for Feminist Metal,” Bitch Magazine, The Loud Issue, Fall 2008

“Don’t let laziness get in the whey, make or buy some great cheese today,” BUST, Oct./Nov. 2008

Short Shorts: Lack the attention span for 500-page bios? Check out these speedy life stories from Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs By Writers Famous and Obscure,” Women’s Health Magazine, April 2008.

Free for all: Seattle Free School offers educational opportunities for no cost,” Journal Newspapers, April 1, 2008

Urban hens: Chickens aren’t just for life in the country,” Journal Newspapers, March 4, 2008

Four-legged blood donors help save lives,” Journal Newspapers, Feb. 5, 2008

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs By Writers Famous and Obscure,” Harper Collins, 2008 (I have no delusions about being one of the famous ones.)

“Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners,” BUST, Dec./Jan. 2008.

More than a shelter: Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a stable place for women to get back on their feet,” Journal Newspapers, Jan. 8, 2008

Janice, Madge and Dolores,” 4-Culture Poetry on Buses, Traveling (literally) poetry installation on King County Metro Buses 2007-2009.

“What’s the Buzz: Whether you Craft or Buy, these Insect Repellents are Fly,” BUST, June/July 2007

“Chai High: It’s Easier than you Think to Make this Milky Drink,” BUST, Oct./Nov. 2006

“Spring Cleaning for Dirty Girls,” BUST, April/May 2006