I’ve worked as a writer and editor for my entire adult life. By adult, I guess I mean since I was 20 and landed my first paying gig as a freelancer for my hometown newspaper. By the time I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, I had also written a few hundred articles for the college newspaper. Getting a byline proved addictive. I’ve spent the past 20 years attaching my name to published stories. For nearly a decade, I was on the editorial staff of The Ohio State University’s faculty-staff newspaper. I followed that job with two years as a communications officer at the University of Cambridge in England where I worked primarily in internal (staff) communications and my duties included editing the university’s staff magazine.
As a freelance journalist, my work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CASE’s Currents magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, Metropolis (Tokyo), Tokyo Families Magazine, Military Spouse magazine, the Dayton Daily News, the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly Magazine, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and Ohio University’s research and alumni magazines. I also write a Tales from Tokyo blog for angloinfo.com and work with GPSMyCity. I’m the author of an as-yet-unpublished travel memoir about my three years as an American newlywed adjusting to military and English culture in Cambridge, England.
My husband serves in the U.S. Air Force and we are the parents of an adorable little boy. (He’s cute and creative. I love the stories that kid can spin.) We moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2014. As a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I never imagined I’d lead a life that would include living on three continents. Love allows us to make great leaps sometimes, even by those of us who prefer our feet stay firmly on the ground.
I hope that sufficiently satisfies your curiosity. Over the years, I’ve asked so many people to share their stories with me. It only seems fair that I offer at least a little of mine. Thanks for paying me a visit.
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