About

Some kids chase balls. I’ve always chased words and ideas.

As author of the Tender Paws column at PsychologyToday.com, I explore dimensions of our relationship with dogs, and as Editor-in-Chief of Sarasota Scene magazine, I lead upbeat coverage of a destination location with a vibrant philanthropic community.

My work has appeared in The New York Times, AARP Magazine, Scientific American, Health, and I’ve created content for Boston Scientific, Hologic, USF Health, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and other organizations. With experts, I’ve collaborated on books that include an award-winning bestseller that’s become a classic in its field, with over 300,000 copies sold.

When I’m not at the keyboard, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen or trailing around after 4-legged friends.

EDUCATION

♦ Certified FDM, L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course
♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

AWARDS

♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors