I’m a young adult writer & copywriter juggling life with a 2-year-old–and I love it. When I’m not writing I’m scraping avocado off my jeans, chasing a soccer ball, or getting re-acquainted with The House at Pooh Corner and Paddington Bear.
I’m especially interested in publishing, e-books, young adult literature, children’s literature, and fairy tales; my go-to book is the Oxford English Dictionary; I’m in love with my Kindle; & I’ll eat (almost) anything if it’s dipped in chocolate.
JOURNALISM/NEW MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Unearthing high quality blog content for media companies including Scripps and the Christian Science Monitor.
Coverage of local events, arts, and human interest stories for a community paper, often including interviews.
Blogging, feature writing, reviews, and interviews.
Regular Life & Style posts about growing up half-Indian, half-Scottish, and finding a middle ground as a mom.
The Santa Fe Writers Project, January 2010 – present
Semi-regular fiction reviews, often with a more literary bent.
Occasional posts on geek life and geek parenting.
Contracted posts about the classifieds industry and social media.
Producing on-demand keyword rich content for the diet industry.
NESCBWI Regional Conference, Fitchburg, MA (discussion group facilitator re: social media)
Brigham Young Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop, class portions with Ann Dee Ellis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Breaking Into Freelance Writing, with Alyssa Giacobbe, MediaBistro/Avant Guild
Writing and Editing for the Web Essentials, with Katherine Bell, MediaBistro/Avant Guild
Grub Street, Inc.
The Art of Column Writing, with Suzette Martinez Standring Grub Street, Inc., Boston MA
Fiction I, with Mike Heppner, Grub Street, Inc., Boston, MA
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Writing for Young Adults, with Sook Nyul Choi, Cambridge Centre for Adult Education, MA
Writing Picture Books, with Patrice Sherman
SKILLS & INTERESTS
Wordpress (blog and CMS, Thesis), Blogger, Moveable Type, Drupal (some), LiveJournal, Typepad.
Social Media & Web 2.0
Flickr, del.ic.ious, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, StumbleUpon, Digg, Wiki, Skype, all major chat platforms
MS Word/Office, iWork, Garageband, iMovie, Windows, OSX
English (primary through tertiary), writing skills, WordPress, Blogger
Fiction, writing/blogging, children’s and young adult literature, publishing, digital media, digital books/e-books, networking, distance running, traveling, web design
University of Queensland, Australia — BSc., 2005