I'm a Tarrytown, NY-based writer and speaker whose Sunday business stories for The New York Times have consistently been the third and fifth most emailed of that day's paper. An insatiably curious generalist, my recent stories include a profile of video game giant Ubisoft, a story on aging in place, and one on three Yale engineers whose inventions are world-changing.
Other publications I've written for include the Yale Alumni Magazine, More, Glamour, Marie Claire, Ladies Home Journal, and Smithsonian. My November 2011 cover story , a personal essay about coping with arthritis, for Arthritis Today recently won an AAOS More Award.
My second book, "Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail" was published in China in June. It describes my 27 months working in a suburban New York mall selling outdoor clothing, and includes interviews with retail workers, both senior and front-line, analysts and consultants across the United States.
The New York Times called it "a clear-eyed account" and Entertainment Weekly called it "an excellent memoir." It was also nominated for the Hillman Award, given annually to journalists who "pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good."
A lively keynote speaker, I've addressed many audiences about how to hire, manage and motivate low-wage workers; here's a link to my most recent event, at the University of Minnesota, where I spoke to 200 students and retailers.
Private clients also rely on me for insightful help and practical suggestions writing and editing a variety of materials. Can I help you? With more than 20 years' experience writing for the world's toughest editors, I'm efficient, down-to-earth and easy to work with.