Freelance Food & Drinks Writer

About Anne

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.