I can’t remember ever having turned down an assignment because I didn’t like the topic. I can remember wishing I hadn’t taken an assignment after returning home from it. But even then, it wasn’t Morocco’s fault – I can’t wait to go back, in fact -- but because I had broken my collarbone while there. I write about everything from first-generation college grads to a place purporting to make the world’s best banana crème pie for magazines, newspapers, websites, nonprofits and corporations. (The banana crème pie place is Montana’s Bear Creek Café … just in case you want to weigh in.).
Living in Jackson, Wyoming and often traveling around Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Arizona for bike and randonee ski races, I find myself frequently writing travel pieces about these states. (Yeah, I know Arizona is a little out-of-the-way when compared to the others, but I’ve found it’s worth the drive there several times a year for the sunshine, desert and sublime food. I could eat in Scottsdale for the rest of my life and never get tired of the food.) Although of course I don’t limit myself to just these places.
For examples of my work, check out the list at the left. Some are available only in hard copy or haven’t yet been published. In the case of the former, I’m happy to get a copy to you. Just ask. For the latter, you’ll just have to wait. I think I did a good job of rounding up a selection of travel, sports, lifestyle, architecture and profile pieces; I hope you don’t have to click around too much to find something showing you I’m just the writer you want for whatever assignment it is you have.
Some of my favorite recent articles include:
Personal Banking for Lexus magazine. I wish I could get Kiva.org, the world’s first internet microfinance organization, even more exposure; it’s truly a brilliant concept.
Day Trip, Sierra Vista in the August issue of Sunset’s Southwest issue. When I first pulled into Sierra Vista, I was a little skeptical if there really was a story amongst all the strip malls and chain stores, but three days later – three days full of biking, hiking, bird watching, sucking down authentic strudel and eating some of the best sushi I’ve ever had (In Arizona! Totally unexpected.) – I was completely sold on the place.
Weekender, Kemmerer appeared in the May/June issue of AAA Via. I had driven through Kemmerer perhaps two dozen times en route to various other places and had always wanted to stop and explore the town. With its museum home to a two-bodied sheep (see my book, Wyoming Curiosities, for more on that) and the J.C. Penney mother store, I suspected the town would be pretty cool. And it was.