Writing

I write to inform and inspire. Explore and expose. Share and shed. Celebrate. Live.
And I am beyond grateful my vocation involves telling stories about
the extraordinary people and places on this planet.
 

Journalism

 
The assignment could be to profile the aftermath of a horrific accident (been there) or attend a party hosted by nudists (done that). Doesn’t matter. What does are the details. I use them carefully and with a strong voice to give every story focus, context and meaning.
 
 
 
 
Tim Russert
 
 
 
 
Friendship Ends in Tragedy editorial photo

Friendship Ends in Tragedy
Democrat & Chronicle (PDF)

 


 

Essays & Books

 
Even off the clock I write. Mostly to figure out who I am, who I want to be, and how to connect more deeply with topics close to my heart.
 
 
Rochester book cover
 
Rochester:
High Performance for 175 Years
A coffee-table book celebrating the city of Rochester, New York.

 

 
Bonnie
 
Climbing Out: An Adventure in Rediscovering Life After Loss
[work-in-progress]
A narrative nonfiction account of a two-time cancer survivor who decides to climb Mount Kilimanjaro after the sudden death of her husband.
 
M is for Mindfulness graphic
 
M is for Mindful
A children’s book that pairs inspiring verses with vibrant, nature-based paintings to help cultivate self-awareness, compassion, respect for diversity, and other practices that shape the way we think and live.

 

 


 

Business & Marketing

 
It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. I use the right tone to send the right message to the right people. Services include:
 
Copywriting (web content, press releases, brochures): Brand awareness and loyalty starts with a clear, creative concept about why you’re passionate about what you do – and why your customers should be too. I craft succinct promotional messages that inform and influence target audiences while remaining honest, responsible and true to your vision. 

 

Proofreading: Unintentional mistakes can jeopardize your credibility, no matter what industry you’re in. No one wants to risk losing a sale or potential agent because of a few misspelled words. I have a keen eye that quickly catches grammatical and punctuation errors and can help protect your professional image.
Blogging: A blog lets you tell your story on your own terms and engage with your audience on a deeper level. It establishes you as knowledgeable and trustworthy and has become a standard marketing strategy for boosting search engine optimization. I write catchy, compelling blog copy that captures your voice and message and makes you stand out.