What I do…

I am an author, copy writer, teacher, speaker, camp director, creator of informative content and co-founder of both Slow Family Living. I write enticing text, delivered in a creative, compelling and persuasive style, that reaches out to the reader and lures them in for more. I write to tell a story, evoke an emotional response, convey information and make sure a message is sent.

My latest book, Slow Family Living; 75 ways to slow down, connect and create more joy, came out in March 2013 from Perigee Books. It has gotten great reviews and response and has been written about in The Austin American Statesman, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, The Boston Globe and more. You can read these articles, listen to radio interviews and find links and more about it here…

make-stuff-coverMake Stuff Together; 24 simple projects to create as a family

was published in June, 2011 by Wiley Publishing. Read more about it or purchase it here.



In addition to my books I have written copy and content for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to corporations. I have written for an assortment of business journals and companies including: Dell, Verizon, US Cellular, Dickies, Office Depot, Disney, Sports Authority, Powered, Toys R Us and more. In wwhatever work I’m doing, with many different types of clients, I possess a distinct ability to create fresh, compelling content that suits both the client and their customer and sends the message out with a relatable voice.

Over the years I have written for a wide variety of print and web publications, national, statewide and local, including, but not limited to:

  • Austin American Statesman
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Mothering Magazine
  • Funny Times
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Texas Highways
  • Austin Chronicle
  • Craftzine

Topics have included technology, parenting, travel, business, building, real estate, green living,  sustainability, DIY, crafting with kids, family life, architecture,  design, urban life, farm life, and more. Some samples of my writing are linked in the sidebar.

I have worked with a wide variety of satisfied editors, producers, art directors, animators, and corporate clients from whom I have learned much. Across the board I would have to say I have 100% customer satisfaction. I’m happy to share referrals.

A New Jersey native, and eighth of nine children, I have lived in Austin, TX for 22 years. You can find me in my South Austin home with my husband and four children whom you can read about on my blog. Please contact me for more information about any of my work.

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