Press and Events

“5 Tools Garden Experts Can’t Live Without” from The Washington Post, March 27, 2019. “13 Budget Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas” on, March 6, 2019. Book signing at RALA, in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. […]

Sample Pages

Below is a small selection of pages from my book Vegetable Gardening Wisdom. The book is designed and published by Storey Publishing with illustrations by the amazing Harriet Popham.


In my book Vegetable Gardening Wisdom, I included many inspiring quotations about gardening and cooking from modern and contemporary writers of various disciplines who all share a love of nature and passion for growing […]


As editorial director at HGTV digital, my focus is on managing the talented people, platforms, and processes that keep our business on the right track, but I do get to work on some hands-on […]

National Park Foundation

In 2009, I welcomed the opportunity to work with a new client, the National Park Foundation (NPF), as part of Time Inc.’s custom publishing group. As editor for Parks magazine, I wrote, edited, and […]

Bonnie Plants

From 2010 to 2012, I worked as editor and producer for Bonnie Plants, the largest national vegetable plant company in the country. As the nation-wide vegetable supplier for Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Walmart, Bonnie […]

Lowe’s Creative Ideas

From 2005 to 2010, I was editor and projects manager for the bimonthly magazine Lowe’s Creative Ideas produced by a special custom publishing arm of Southern Living and Time Inc., as well as the quarterly […]


These short environmental education pieces appeared in Scholastic magazines distributed to upper elementary classrooms across the country.

Southern Living

For several years, I wrote stories for the state editions of Southern Living magazine, including Tennessee Living, Texas Living, Georgia Living, and Carolina Living. I loved traveling the South to interview real characters and […]

Cottage Living

Cottage Living magazine paved the way for other shelter magazines to celebrate real homes, small spaces, and the creative people inhabiting them. I interviewed a rising-star Birmingham architect about his own home for this […]

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