What and Where I Write
Mostly, I write about food and cooking, though I’m working on branching out. I wanted to write my whole life–but didn’t. Go figure. Instead I worked with writers, mostly screenwriters, helping them find their stories. When I quit my day job in Hollywood five years ago, I started to dream of writing again myself. Something–I still don’t know what–led me to take a journalism class from the fine folks at MediaBistro. My amazing teacher, Anna David, made me believe that I could actually do this. I met my first editor in that class, and mostly, I haven’t looked back. (Though if you want to derail a nascent career change, moving cross country with two small children and a recuperating-from-back-surgery husband is an excellent obstacle to productivity.)
But since our move, I’ve (finally) gotten moving. You can find me in the October, 2008 issue of Gourmet, profiling the old-school Student Prince restaurant, in Springfield, MA. I got my start in freelancing thanks to my buddy Shannon at the Santa Barbara Independent. (Be sure to check out her contribution to this great new book.) For a time, I edited the Food and Wine and Book Review sections for a sadly-now-defunct online community, CultureCloud. I now write a weekly food column for a local website, Rural Intelligence, and I am working on a cookbook and a memoir. And last but not least, I blog regularly and work as the Food Editor, Gallerist and all-around Sister Scout over at The Sister Project, a new site created by Margaret Roach, former Editorial Director for Martha Stewart Omnimedia (and current star of the horticultural blogosphere.) What’s an only child like me doing writing about sisterhood? Come visit, and you’ll see.