I am a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction based in Portland, Maine, which is my hometown. Give it up for sticking close.

I have been the managing editor of the business magazine Mainebiz, the staff writer of the alt-weekly The Portland Phoenix, and at the start of it all, when I was 15 years old, the perpetually wide-eyed intern of the alt-rag The Casco Bay Weekly, may it rest in peace. My freelance journalism has been featured in Yankee, Down East Magazine, and on Maine Public Radio, among others. I am also the author of the Insider's Guide to Portland, Maine published by the Globe Pequot Press.

My fiction has been awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship for Maine Writers and the Fred Shaw Prize, and my reporting has won numerous national and regional first-place awards. If you're in a reading state of mind, here's a collection of some of my favorite pieces.

In my free time, I lead writer's workshops as a teaching artist at The Telling Room, a Portland nonprofit that teaches storytelling to children and teenagers.