I have spent 23 years as a newspaper and magazine journalist, writing for general and specialized audiences. Here are some examples of my work. Click here to view a list of my awards.
Special Report: Crisis in Care, Long-Term Care in an Aging Society. This story ran in the Asheville Citizen-Times as the first day of an eight-day series that also featured work by reporters Sandee Richardson and Clarke Morrison. For this work and other projects that year we were named a finalist for the Associated Press Managing Editors Freedom of Information Award.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Investigation. This work was a finalist for the APME Public Service award, for our environmental reporting in 2007 that documented and analyzed the dangers of water contaminants at Camp Lejeune. I was an editor on this project.
Arts & Crafts movement had home in Asheville from very beginning, Blue Ridge Peaks magazine (Asheville Citizen-Times)
This is an article I wrote on Bruce Johnson, when he was just becoming nationally recognized as an authority on antiques and furniture refinishing. He generously spent the morning with our photographer and me while a nanny tended to the baby in the kitchen.
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Blue Ridge Peaks magazine (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Writing is a kind of teaching, and I want readers to learn something new about a place they’ve never visited, a person they’ve never met, an idea or a point of view. All of these became a part of this story on the annual festival in Asheville. Best of all, I got to meet Zack Allen, the producer who played a little clawhammer-style banjo himself.