Portfolio

The following are links to some of my published work.

Books

Bring the Wild into Your Garden, coming March 2021 from Summersdale Press, an imprint of Hachette UK.
Synopsis: “Whether you long to see butterflies flit across your flowerbeds or hear birdsong all year round, there’s something endlessly rewarding about playing host to wildlife. With practical projects and helpful tips for gardens big and small, this guide will help boost local biodiversity and benefit countless native species. Wherever you do it – on a balcony, in a garden or across acres of land – you too can create the perfect sanctuary for an abundance of creatures.”

Unconscious Bias, coming March 2021 from Summersdale Press, an imprint of Hachette UK.
Synopsis: “Unconscious bias affects us all. From the smallest assumption to the most sweeping generalization, the way we think about others can unknowingly influence our behaviour and shape our culture. Acting as your mentor and guide, this book will take you through the most common forms of prejudice, including gender, race, size, age and sexuality. It also explores the psychology behind our biases and provides actionable tips and simple exercises to help you combat implicit judgements.”

Food, Drinks & Arts

Want to Start Your Own Food Truck? Read This First.” (Eater)

A Breakfast by Many Names: The World’s Love Affair With Pancakes” (The Spruce Eats)

Inside Galactic Pizza’s (super)heroic earth-conscious business model” (City Pages)

I’ve Tried Countless Mayos — This Surprising Brand Is My New Favorite” (Kitchn)

Date Nights à la Maison” (Taffeta)

Take a Food Tour of City South” (City South Magazine)

4 Plant-Based Pantry Alternatives You Need in Your Life” (Plantie)

Jebena Cafe’s customers have kept them open & thriving, in spite of a pandemic” (Seattle Refined)

“Sandwich Night” (article in Llewellyn’s 2021 Herbal Almanac, book published summer 2020)

Best Drink in Town” (City South Magazine)

Eating Plant-Based on a Budget” (Plantie)

Take it from Your Peers: Hangover Cures and Hacks from Real Women” (Taffeta)

Three Meal Preps to Keep You Feeling Good Throughout Your Shift” (Stability Healthcare)

Cocktails: The So Extra Edition” (Taffeta)

A Spice Connoisseur’s Guide to Hot Sauce” (Taffeta)

Cooking Hacks from Experts: What to Do When You Don’t Have What You Need in the Cupboard” (Taffeta)

Holiday Spirits with Lowry Hill Liquors” (City South Magazine)

Gary Alan Nelson’s Gorgeous Photography Captures Local and Global Natural Beauty” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Get Saucy: The Key to a Creative Kitchen” (Taffeta)

Beautiful Cocktails for Home Dates” (Taffeta)

Morrissey’s Irish Pub is Your New Go-to St. Patrick’s Day Stop” (City South Magazine)

Spring Wines” (St.Croix Valley Magazine)

Sara’s Tipsy Pies Are Heavy on Originality and Flavor” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Embracing Our Roots” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Handmade with St. Croix Spirit” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Meet Two of Sister Act’s Triple-threat Performers” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Travel & Homes

The Best U.S. Weekend Getaway Spots You’ve Never Heard Of” (Taffeta)

The Best Luxury Hotels in Portland” (Culture Trip)

The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Portland” (Culture Trip)

The Best Boutique Hotels in Portland, Oregon” (Culture Trip)

The Most Romantic Hotels in Portland, Oregon” (Culture Trip)

The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Portland” (Culture Trip)

The Best Holiday Apartments in Portland, Oregon” (Culture Trip)

The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Portland, Oregon” (Culture Trip)

Winter Walks in the St. Croix Valley” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Isles Home: Mediterranean Villa” (Lake Society Magazine)

Calhoun Home: Classic Charm” (Lake Society Magazine)

How to Make Your Backyard an Oasis” (Taffeta)

How to Enjoy Your Off Time in Milwaukee” (Stability Healthcare)

Personal Essays, Semi-Reported Work & News-Pegged Pieces

How 3 Non-Monogamous Couples Pivoted During COVID-19” (Rewire)

I Only Learned Throat STIs Exist Because I Tested Positive for One” (O.School)

I Reserved a Private Bookstore Shopping Hour and it Made My Week” (Taffeta)

Reflections on Dorm Life: 2020 May Have Some Benefits for Students” (Taffeta)

The Five Levels of Self-Quarantine: Which One Are You?” (Taffeta)

Parents and Students: The Coronavirus Has Changed Our College Decisions” (Road2College)

After COVID: How Will Our Lives Be Different?” (Road2College)

Beauty, Health & Wellness

How to Adjust Your Skincare Routine for the Winter Cold” (Taffeta)

Day vs. Night Skincare Routines” (Essential Wholesale blog)

The 5 Crucial Stretches to Keep Your Body Loose and Healthy in Your Work-From-Home Office” (Healthified Mag)

Should You Outsource Your 3D Printing?” (SpineUniverse for Professionals)

The Pros and Cons of Fair Trade Ingredients” (Essential Wholesale blog)

The Sound Healing Scape in 2020” (Plantie)

The 3 Best Essential Oils for Your Winter Health, And How to Use Them” (Healthified Magazine)

How to Read a Cosmetics Ingredient List” (Essential Wholesale blog)

Should You Exercise Before Bed? Here’s What Experts Think.” (Healthified Mag)

The 3 Best Things to Do First Thing In The Morning, According to a Nutritionist” (Healthified Mag)

2020 Giving You Tension Headaches? Here Are Some Solutions.” (Taffeta)

Is Your Skincare Wrong For Your Skin Type? Here’s How You Can Fix It.” (Essential Wholesale blog)

Sustainability & Gardening

What is a wormery and how can it benefit your garden?” (Cottage Life)

Eco-Friendly Product Swaps That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable” (Taffeta)

Switching to a Shampoo Bar for a Week: What I Learned and Why You Should Switch” (Taffeta)

The Online Free Economy You May Not Know About” (Taffeta)

When You Shop, Keep the Future in Mind” (Taffeta)

Sustainable Skincare: Q & A with Beauty Brand Founder Kora Goodman” (Taffeta)

Lifestyle & Relationships

Self-Love: The Struggles & How to Practice It” (Plantie)

Experts’ Secrets on Love in Quarantine” (Taffeta)

Three Dates You Need to Have with Your Partner” (Taffeta)

Using Your Love Languages the Right Way” (Taffeta)

Product Roundups & Descriptions

Statement Earrings for the New Online World” (Taffeta)

Five Lipsticks You’ll Love Wearing” (Taffeta)

The 5 Best Facial Sprays” (Fashion Spot)

The Best 5 Juicers” (Momtastic)

The Best 5 Perfumes for Women” (Fashion Spot)

Copywriting

The Book House newsletters (copywriting, layout, and some photos): April, May, June

Luxury Paris Retreat landing page

Creative Solutions of Wisconsin website; Creative Solutions newsletters

*Other ghostwritten copywriting projects available to be sent as samples via email; please inquire. Topics include travel nursing, marketing, event networks, courier logistics.

Pets & Animals

Does Your Dog Find ‘Snacks’ on Walks? Here’s What You Should Do” (Dogster)

Hamsters Are Fascinating – and These Facts Prove It” (Always Pets)

These Healthy Fruits and Veggies Make Good Snacks For Dogs with Pancreatitis” (Dogster)

25 Pricey Pets, Ranked from Least to Most Expensive” (Always Pets)

Urban Tails Pet Supply is Stocked with Perfect Pet Gifts” (City South Magazine)

Books, Writers & Media

Birds of a Feather: On Deb Olin Unferth’s ‘Barn 8‘” (Cleveland Review of Books)

Review: An Albatross Around the Neck of Albert Ross (Midwest Book Review)

The Glorious Indulgence of Children’s Literature” (Taffeta)

Book Talk” (City South Magazine)

10 Books Under 200 Pages” (The Nerd Daily)

Writing in the Valley: Meet Local Author Tim Bouvine” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Nonprofit, Business, Social Justice & Human Interest

How One Scholarship Is Providing Opportunities for Kids with Special Needs” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Colleges without Supplemental Essays” (Road2College)

CEO Spotlight: Beatrice Dixon” (Taffeta)

World of Books” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

How One Local Woman Walked Coast to Coast to Help the Homeless” (City South Magazine)

What Are Your Chances of Getting Into College?” (Road2College)

Moving Forward from Cancer” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

6 Important Things That You Might Not Know About ASL And Deaf Culture” (Odyssey)

Culture: Kevin Bowe” (Lake Society Magazine)

Forbes Honors, New Flavors and Community Values— Jonnypops Is Not Slowing Down” (City South Magazine)

Fresh Thyme Brings Community Support and Great Food to SLP” (City South Magazine)

Carpenter Nature Center Brings You the Art of Maple Syruping” (St. Croix Valley Magazine)

Innovative Eyewear Company, Eyebobs, Opens a Local Storefront” (City South Magazine)

Creative Writing

The Write Launch

“Sister” (Flumes Literary Journal)

“Advice for Our Daughters” (Stoneboat Literary Journal, republished in 10th anniversary edition)

“Stress Relief for Beginners” (The Tower Art and Literary Journal)

“Real-Life Princess” (Minnesota’s Best Emerging Poets)

“Mid-Air” (America’s Best Emerging Poets)

Book Discussion Guides

Girls on the Line

Flight of Swans

I, Claudia

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