I’m a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about people, drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food. That’s the short version.
Want more? Then, I am…
The creator of the Blithe Spirits blog
The cocktails and spirits columnist for the Kansas City Star from 2006 to 2019
A writer for Lawrence Business Magazine
A past contributor to Whisky Advocate, Imbibe Magazine, Midwest Airlines Magazine, Cooking Pleasures, The New York Times, Reuters and more
A former business reporter who tracked publicly traded food, brewing and spirits companies for Bloomberg News in London
A one-time cowgirl who grew up riding horses, working cattle, building fence and getting sunburned on a western Kansas ranch
A fifth-generation journalist with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from Kansas State University (BS90) and a masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism (MS96)
The mom of three, 4-H volunteer, Sunday School teacher and lazy gardener who now lives on a farm in northeast Kansas
A home cook obsessed with baking gluten- and dairy-free and making healthy(ish) family meals.