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  • 10/14/19 -- If you didn't see the new Broadmoor Magazine, check it out! I have two stories that I loved writing. 
     

  • 10/2/19 -- Back to book editing. Booking up (zing!) quickly. If you need a book edited, let me know ASAP. 
     

  • 9/16/19 -- Finished writing "Colorado Day Trips by Theme." So excited to publication in 2020!
     

  • 6/5/18 -- After editing more than 40 books and contributing to eight, I am excited to share than I am going to FINALLY be publishing my own book! Yeah, like from scratch and with a (gasp) byline and stuff. I will be working with a publishing company that specializes in adventure travel on a Colorado day trips book, to publish in the spring of 2020. All those summers I spent alone hiding in my dark bedroom reading books instead of playing with other kids are paying off!
     

  • 4/13/18 -- Gearing up to launch TravelBoulder.com's first ever print magazine. 
     

  • 10/27/17 -- When my writers are recognized for their talent, I feel a greater pride and joy than if it were my own accolades. I am moved and grateful for the well-written and also a highly deserved positive book review of the book I edited, "Trial By Fire."
     

  • 4/12/17 -- If you haven't checked out my new travel project, TravelBoulder.com, do it yesterday.
     

  • 12/20/16 -- I have decided to quit my job at the Boulder Daily Camera to pursue travel writing full-time. 
     

  • 9/20/16 -- Just returned from a trip to Aruba, where I attended the World Happiness 360 Conference, hosted by the World Tourism Association of the United Nations and the country of Aruba.
     

  • 7/20/16 -- Happy to announce I was granted an Online News Association leaders scholarship to attend the ONA Convention this fall.
     

  • Ghostwriting a full-length fiction book. Can't tell you what it is, but it's one of the most exciting opportunities in my career. 
     

  • 5/10/16 -- I've been so busy traveling for About.com and Denver Life Magazine that I can't even chronicle it. Follow my adventures on Instagram and Facebook
     

  • 12/17/15 -- You'd think it would get old, but it's still a pleasant surprise to find one of my travel stories on the home page for About.com/Travel. Granted, I should thank the awesome guy who built the North Pole in Colorado for this one. 
     

  • 10/05/15 -- I am headed to China for a travel-writing story for Denver Life Magazine this month!
     

  • 6/15 -- I will be updating the Summit County chapter for Fodor's Travel Guides this month. I'm coming for ya, Breckenridge!
     

  • 6/15/15 -- I'm thrilled to announce I will be the new Colorado travel expert for About.com, one of the top 15 websites, with 90 million visitors a month!
     

  • 5/17/15 -- The first story in my road trip series for USA Today 10Best.com recently launched and is featured on the home page: "10Best Spots Still Left on Route 66." 
     

  • 5/6/15: Right now, I'm busy exploring Vail Valley and Southern Colorado for next year's Fodor's Colorado travel guide book, as well as working on some fun road trip stories for USA Today 10Best.com. So much travel!
     

  • 3/27/15 -- Headed to New Mexico next week to explore the Hyatt's Tamaya Resort and Spa for a luxury travel article! Can't wait.
     

  • 3/25/15 -- I will be moderating the Conference on World Affairs panel, “Romancing the Purse: Product Design and Consumer Culture,” 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Come join! 
     

  • 2/27/15 -- My involvement with the Daily Camera's coverage of the 2013 floods won first place for the use of social media during a breaking news event.
     

  •  1/29/15 -- My story, "Evil Cheesey's Final Ride," won an award for best features story from the Colorado Associated Press and Editors and Reporters.
     

  • 1/7/15 -- Editing an exciting sci-fi novel that has me seriously considering whether my husband may, in fact, be a cyborg. 
     

  • 12/28/14 -- I just finished editing the diary of a Jewish girl in the '20s. It was translated from Yiddish into English, and I helped rewrite it to make it sound more colloquial.
     

  • My story about a boy who always wears the same shirt for school pictures went viral (#1 most-read story at Dailycamera.com and #2 and #8 on Denverpost.com) -- and the shirt he was looking for was located! Read the stories here and here

    UPDATE: The story was picked up by "The Today Show" and media outlets around the world. 
     

  • 9/16/2014 -- I was selected to receive the 2014 Belknap Service Award from the nonprofit MESA (Moving To End Sexual Assault) for my news coverage of the issue of sexual violence over the past few years. 
     

  • 8/31/2014 -- "Service Station Angel" won a silver medal in the Christian Fiction category of the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest. 
     

  • 8/25/14 -- "Look Good Now and Always" won first place in"How To" and second place in "Interior Layout and Design" in the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association contest! 
     

  • 8/20/2014 -- "Look Good Now and Always" is a finalist in two categories for a Colorado Independent Publisher's Association context. We find out soon which award(s) it won!
     

  • 7/24/14 -- The book I edited, "Service Station Angel," by Lisa Schuster, was named a finalist in the 2014 Readers' Favorite contest in Christian fiction.
     

  • 7/23/14 -- Just started editing my 15th novel!
     

  • Headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a spa extravanza with the SpaTravelGal.com. We will be reviewing 12 spas and two luxury resorts in two days!
     

  • Working on an exciting article for Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine.
     

  • 4/17/14 -- Starting next month, I will be writing a monthly column for Net News Check, featuring my favorite digital journalism tools.
     

  • 4/15/14 --- I just taught a fun digital journalism class at the University of Colorado.
     

  • 4/4/14 -- I will start writing for USA Today's travel section soon!
     

  • Join me on April 9 at the University of Colorado in Boulder as I moderate the Conference on World Affairs panel, "The Opposite Sex: Beyond Stereotypes." 
     

  • 4/2/14 -- I made the list of 92 Boulderites to follow on Twitter.
     

  • 3/18/14 --  Just launched a new website that I built for Loveland Yoga & Core Fitness. Check it out!
     

  • I will be speaking at the University of Colorado's Digital Ethics Symposium March 14.
     

  • 2/11/14 -- Proud to announce I led a team of regional journalists to win the most recent regional DFMie award. Four different newspapers came together to create an innovative digital package that judges called "an awesome, extraordinary package that many readers no doubt found helpful in planning their holiday celebrations."
     

  • 2/5/14 -- I was featured in a NetNewsCheck article about the future of journalism and Digital First's groundbreaking Project Unbolt.
     

  • 1/26/14 -- Join me today as I cover the Grammys Red Carpet live for Digital First Media. Read the syndication live at dailycamera.com and dozens of other media outlets nationwide.
     

  • 1/15/14 -- The book I edited, "Look Good Now and Always," by Marian Rothschild, has reached Amazon.com No. 1 best-seller in the fashion category.
     

  • 1/7/14 -- Stoked to announce my holiday lights project with the Prairie Mountain Publishing crew won the Digital First winter engagement contest!

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