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Freelance Writer • Photographer • Author


Who am I and What do I do?

Let me introduce myself: I'm a full-time professional writer, freelance journalist, and professional photographer in Southeastern Connecticut.

I love to write about almost any subject, but my areas of expertise include regional and local history, gardening and horticulture, destination travel pieces, and nature and the environment.

I write for local, regional, and national publications, both print and online. I am a double certified Master Gardener, and a member of the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association and Wild Ones Connecticut Chapter.


And I photograph anything and everything!


Whether its a short profile of an exceptional individual, or a focus piece about a local product, or a full-coverage spread about a special tourism attraction, I love putting that vision and information into the hands of readers.

Contact me for your next project


Age of Choice

Coast & Country

Connecticut Cuisine

Connecticut Horse

Connecticut Lifestyles (online)

Connecticut Family

Connecticut Outdoors

Country Living Ohio

Dave's Garden (online)

Go Westerly

GRIT (national)

GLP (Groton Long Point)

Hill, Pond & Preserve

Holidays on the Sound


Mystic Country

Norwich Magazine

Northeast Neighbors

Ohio Cooperative Living

Over the Back Fence/OHIO magazine


Sound & Country

SECT Business Monthly

Toni's Garden (monthly column)

Wine & Dine

magazine cover Sound & Country with lighthouse
Magazine cover Norwich Magazinewith garden
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OS CC cover.jpg
Book cover gardening tips
My Photos on Covers


media or assignment inquiries: 860-383-9527

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