I’m a writer, an editor, and have worked in management. My stories have been published by a daily newspaper, weeklies, magazines and websites. I wrote and published seven nonfiction books, including six books for young adults, and “High Fit Home,” a HarperCollins book on the intersection of architecture and fitness; as well as managed various publishing projects.
For five years I worked at a daily newspaper as a staff writer and columnist. For 17 years, I worked at NAPS, a public relations features service, as a writer, editor, and eventually vice-president.
After that I worked as a writer, editor, and eventually president of KpopStarz, a k-pop and k-drama site which received 25 million unique monthly visits. As president I supervised editorial personnel, managed corporate communications, and promoted partnerships with other companies.
Currently, I cover k-media for Forbes.com and freelance for other publications. Lately, I’ve written about health, travel, food, history, pop culture, film, and the wonders of the Hudson Valley.
Writing and Editorial Credits
Here’s some of the writing and editorial work I did.
Contributed stories to: 10Magazine, American Baby, Art Times, Bust, Centers for the Advancement of Health, Chronogram, Cosmetic Dermatology, Croton-Cortlandt Gazette, Drug Topics, Forbes.com, Health Behavior News Service, HelloGiggles, House Beautiful, Hudson Valley Magazine, Journal News, KpopStarz, KdramaStars, Kultscene, Los Angeles Review of Books, MACG Magazine, MEDesthetics Magazine, Mental Floss, Patch.com, Paste, Peekskill Star, Playboy, Pregistry.com, SniffandBarkens.com, SpineUniverse.com, The Evening Standard, The Independent, TheMarySue.com, The New York Times, The Week, Tucson Festival of Books, TortugaBackpacks.com, VisitVortex, Women’s News and ZLiving.
Editorial work for: Breakthrough Publications, Consumer Reports Books, Enslow Publishing, GEO, Gibbs Smith, Glitterati Inc., Guide Communications, Hunter House Publishing, Mason Crest Publishers, New Horizons Press, Quarto Publishing Company, Running Heads Inc., Whitney Library of Design, William Morrow, Visual Education Corporation.
I’ve written about Korean drama and film for six years. I’m sometimes asked for my perspective, which I enjoy sharing with the media and fellow fans. Here are some of the ways I interacted:
- I discussed Korean dramas on three KCON panels, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
- Was interviewed by Quartz media for news piece on the diverse appeal of kpop fans.
- Consulted on the proposed production of a k-pop TV series.
Managed KDramaStars Facebook page (attracting more than 125,000 new likes in two years) and developed social media campaigns with the company’s communications coordinator. Blogged for Patch.com, OddnessWeirdness.com, KDramaStars.com. Share my drama blogs and stories on the That Only Happens In K-Dramas FB page.
TL:DR: I’m a conscientious writer with experience managing social media, speaking in public, and dealing with the press.