Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE


Freelance Writer, Red Tricycle (2016 to present)

  • Writing stories and pulling together slideshows for the National, Daily, and Los Angeles editions of Red Tricycle (www.redtri.com), an online guide for families.

Mom, Manhattan Beach, Ca. (2009 to forever)

  • Giving birth to and subsequently feeding, nurturing, loving, cuddling, bathing, disciplining, teaching, potty-training, comforting, chauffeuring, shielding-from-disaster, character-building, and playing with, three little humans.

Features Writer, The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, Los Angeles, CA. (2005 to 2009) 

  • Writing daily lifestyle and entertainment stories for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, a group of nine daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily News, the Daily Breeze, and the Long Beach Press Telegram.
  • Writing a bi-weekly dating and relationships column.

Freelance Writer, Knock Knock Books, Venice, CA. (2009) 

  • Brainstorming and contributing to the development of two Knock Knock books: “Toasted: The Civilized and Uncivilized Guide to Raising Your Glass,” and, “Corporate Flashcards: Speak Suit in Mere Days.”

Author, Various Publishers (2004 to 2011)

  • Author of 11 nonfiction pop culture/humor books (see partial list below).

Writer/Editor, New York 1 News, New York, NY (2001 to 2003)

  • Writing and editing news stories for NY1.com, the website of New York 1 News, a 24-hour cable news station in New York City.

News Reporter, The Monterey Herald, Monterey, CA (1999 to 2000)

  • Writing daily news stories for the Monterey Herald, the newspaper for Monterey County.

EDUCATION


  • Master of Arts, Print Journalism
    University of Southern California
    Graduated May 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Anthropology
    Tulane UniversityGraduated May 1997

AWARDS/ HONORS


  • Los Angeles Press Club, Southern California Journalism Awards
    Nomination, Columnist category, 2008 Awards.
  • Suburban Newspaper Association of America Awards
    Honorable mention, Best Entertainment story of 2006 for Daily Breeze story, “It’s a Dog’s Life.”
  • Los Angeles Press Club, Southern California Journalism Awards
    Nomination, Best News Feature of 2005 for Daily Breeze story, “It just might work…”
  • Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Electronic Journalism.
    Awarded to NY1.com in 2003 for best large-market news Web site in the tri-state region (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania ).
    The annual award is given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

PUBLISHED BOOKS


  • The Pregnancy Test: 150 Important, Embarrassing and Slightly Neurotic Questions
    Quirk Books/ May 2011
  • BE HAPPY THAT… This Book Isn’t Coated in Poison
    Random House/ Feb. 2009
  • DIS-Missals: Do-it-yourself Rejection Letters for Every Occasion
    Random House/ Feb. 2008
  • USE THIS BOOK! The Only Book You’ll Ever Need
    Quirk Books/ April 2006.
  • Date Him or Dump Him? The No-Nonsense Relationship Quiz
    Quirk Books/ July 2005.
  • BE SAFE! Simple Solutions for Death-Free Living
    Quirk Books/ Oct. 2004.
  • The Mysterious Times: Strange Stories of 30 Real-Life Mysteries
    Scholastic/ Aug. 2004.
  • The Explorer’s Gazette: Amazing Stories of 30 Real-Life Journeys
    Scholastic/ Aug. 2004.

Want more? See some of my published work here