Recent Publications


An Intimate Look at Life During the Great Depression, January 2017

For many Americans, Dorthea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photo is the defining image of the Great Depression. But it’s just one of over 170,000 commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information during the 1930s and early 1940s. 


How I Found My Voice At My Day Job, September 2016

Every copywriter has an unfinished manuscript tucked in a desk drawer, goes an old advertising cliche. ,,, I, too, am a copywriter with a manuscript. And until a few months ago, I too had an identity crisis. But mine wasn’t a struggle between art and commerce. I just couldn’t find my voice.


Researching Mysterious Family Legends, December 2015

My friend and I were chatting about genealogy when I mentioned that my one of my ancestors might have belonged to a Satanic cult. “Wow,” she gushed. “Everyone hopes to find an interesting story in their family tree, but you really hit the jackpot!”


I Signed Up for a Suicide Hotline ... What I Got Sounded More Like Phone Sex, November 2015

As a girl, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Or a heart surgeon. Or maybe one of those movie stars who adopted kids from third-world countries. Whatever my future career, I wanted to be glamorous, and I wanted to change people’s lives.