Once a chef, then a journalist, now an author, ghostwriter, podcaster, copywriter and speaker
I love writing. Always have. In school, writing assignments were the only things that yielded me any praise. I gobbled up words, absorbed song lyrics easily, regularly dove into books, magazines and newspapers, even rewrote advertising slogans and commercials in my head.
I never planned to write about food and drink, but 11 years working in restaurants, serving tables, cooking and reading industry trade publications drew me in. And eventually, I left the restaurant biz—to write about it.
- For almost three decades I’ve covered every aspect of restaurants for leading magazines and websites while branching out as an industry copywriter.
- Living in Kentucky led me to the bourbon industry and its boundless stories. In addition to writing for multiple spirits publications, I help distilleries share their unique messages through web and marketing content creation.
- I also discovered a knack for ghostwriting, getting into another’s mind and putting their thoughts to paper. Few things gratify me like a client saying, “That’s exactly what I was thinking! How did you do that?” A couple of “ghosted” books, countless speeches, position papers and blogs later, I’m still loving it.
- Public speaking and the rush of direct crowd engagement is also a love. Many of those speaking engagements see me pairing food and spirits for large and small crowds.
Sounds like fun, right? It is. Lucky me, I love my work!
Contact me to do it for you, your business or publication.
Writer, Speaker, Author
2454 Glenmary Ave. #9
Louisville, Ky., 40204