About

First and foremost, I’m a writer.

For almost 20 years I have published hundreds and hundreds of non-fiction pieces, including articles, interviews, essays, columns, profiles, features and reviews in international magazines, newspapers and on leading websites and blogs.

As you will see below, I have extensive professional writing and editing experience.

A book on my career as pop culture, book, music and restaurant critic is now availableThe 30-Second Commute: A Non-Fiction Comedy About Writing & Working From Home.

As an author, journalist, lifestyle writer and blogger, I have written numerous articles and been columnist for many publications such as:

Toronto Life | Metro Newspaper (Restaurant Critic and Columnist) | The Toronto Star (Special Features Writer) |  The Calgary Herald | | WCities (Travel Writer) | PCWorld.ca (Tech Writer) | alive (Celebs & Health Writer) |  BizMe (Fashion Writer) | MacWorldCanada.ca (Tech Writer) |  Air Canada Go! (Corporate Writer)  | Dreamscapes (Celebrity Columnist) | The Writer (Contributing Editor, Columnist & Reviewer) | eatdrink (Columnist) | Quill & Quire | Organic Lifestyle | The Dalhousie Review | Canadian Running (Celebrity Columnist) | Pan (Editor,  Feature Writer & Columnist) |  Get Buttoned Up (Organizational Blogger) | Write Magazine (Assistant Editor & Reviews Editor) | Film International Journal (Book Reviewer) | Surface & Symbol (Arts Columnist) | Pages | PopMatters.com (Associate Books Editor & Reviewer) | Beyond Fitness | Tidings | Paste | Troy Media | Folk Media (Social Media Writer) | Washington Asia Press Newspaper | Canadian Home Trends (formerly Canadian Homestead) | Costco Connection (UK & Canadian Editions) | Fitness Business Canada | Homemakers | Canadian Organic Growers | Sweetspot.ca, to name just a few.

I specialize in many areas. Most people consider me a lifestyle writer. You can view more in Writing Samples.

CELEBRITIES

For decades, I have been the go-to person for celebrity interviews. I have interviewed singer/songwriters, actors, authors, top chefs and many others.

Actress Sonja Smits, Singer Jully Black, Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan of HGTV’s Home Heist , Singer Jann Arden, Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes, Actress Julie Stewart, WWE Star Trish Stratus, Best-Selling Author Jodi Picoult, Singer Ivana Santilli, Singer Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious), Bridget M. Savereux of HGTV’s The Stagers, Chef Bob Blumer, and Chef Vikram Vij of Vij’s in BC.

FOOD & WINE

I am  the restaurant critic for Metro Toronto Newspaper, read by over half a million people a day. My column appears every Tuesday.

I am a food and travel columnist for Poetry of Food, an online magazine out of NYC.

One More Bite is my blog about my food and cooking experiences.

You can view my food writing & photography portfolio here.

SOCIAL MEDIA

I write about trends and twitter at AllTwitter.com.

I design websites and blogs and do Community Management in my work as a Social Media Specialist. Learn more here.

TRAVEL

I contribute travel stories for a number of different publications on an ongoing basis.

WRITING

I write about writing, books, etc. I am the Contributing Editor, Columnist and Reviewer at The Writer Magazine,  where I have been contributing for over a decade.

I was the Associate Books Editor at Popmatters.com and Assistant Editor & Reviews Editor at Write Magazine. have profiled Margaret Atwood, Eudora Welty and interviewed many authors.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, COPYWRITING & COMMERCIAL WRITING

I am available to write and/or edit your corporate newsletter or contribute to your company’s website, blog, facebook page, along with any supporting materials or advertising copy. I currently write for a number of corporations publications.  Please contact me with your request.

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I have been so fortunate to do so many different things in my career. Here are just a few:
- My Book – The 30-Second Commute
- Teaching & Workshops
- Book Clubs
- I was the host of a radio program.

I have also contributed to several books, including Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, Compendium of 20th Century Novelists and Novels and  Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 243.  I was asked to present a paper on popular culture and music at the Inscriptions in the Sand ’05 Academic Conference in Turkey.

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