I am a writer and journalist who lives and works in the Lower Hudson Valley.My published short stories appeaer in Parhelion and Persimmon Tree. As a journalist have written for The New York Daily News, SolveClimateNews, The Villager, The Real Deal, The Examiner News, andthe Record Review. I am senior editor at ClimateYou.org and my feature writing on food and on the arts has been published in Hook Magazine, Valley Table Magazine, Edible Hudson Valley, Roll Magazine, Living@HomeCT, thePoughkeepsie Journal, The Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time.
For me, curiosity is the stuff good journalism is made of and is the must-have DNA for writing about everything and anything. There are always more questions to be asked when formulating a story and choosing what are the salient points is part of the Creative Literary Work process. Writing that perfect profile means culling all the facts about a person and offering the reader the true person and what makes them who they are. Writing about art is less about describing line, color, texture and more about how line, color and texture affects you. Crafting special features means rolling out the highlights, tucking in those small, revealing details. Spot news is like jumping onto a spinning merry-go-round of hot tips and, getting the nitty-gritty story, follow up and then hopping off.