I cut my teeth in journalism in Latin America, working for English-language papers in Lima, Peru and San Jose, Costa Rica. That work led to stringer jobs with several US publications, including Newsday and The Miami Herald.
After graduate school in London, I worked as a staff reporter for Dow Jones News Service in New York, London and Madrid, and as a correspondent position for Reuters in Madrid and London.
I’ve investigated art smuggling in Peru; reported from Contra rebel camps in southern Nicaragua; covered politics and culture in Spain and the Brexit referendum from England’s hard-pressed north. My experience also includes reporting on art crime, a particular passion, and I’ve written extensively about forgery.
I’ve taught journalism and narrative nonfiction writing at Roehampton University in London at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and undergraduate journalism at London-based Middlesex University.
Returning to Vermont in 2018, I co-founded The Story Project. Our client narratives include: a tribute to an Italian-American immigrant and her family, which took us to Italy on a fact-finding mission; a history of a legendary Vermont diner and the family and community that created it; and a biography of a lawyer and political activist crafted from a cache of journals left to her daughters.
I have a Master’s degree with distinction in Creative Writing (Narrative Nonfiction) from City University in London (2011) an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA with honors from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. I’m a member of the National Union of Journalists in the UK.
Co-Founder/Writer, The Story Project, North Bennington VT 2019-Present
Research and write commissioned books for clients that run from 50-page ”short takes” to 240-page coffee-table volumes. Our projects involve extensive interviews, historical research and often dives into family genealogy.
Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University, London 2015 – 2018
Taught an MA course exploring the contemporary publishing scene for both fiction and non-fiction, and an undergraduate course on digital journalism, including story generation, reporting, writing and production.
Visiting Lecturer, Roehampton University, London 2012 – 2015
Restructured and taught MA course on Narrative Nonfiction. Genres included memoir, reportage, travel writing, and personal essay. Revised and taught undergraduate course on Feature Writing, focusing on the practical and ethical issues of writing feature stories.
Correspondent, Reuters, Madrid, Spain
Reported on political, social and economic events in Spain, including Basque terrorism, nationwide general strikes, Eurofighter talks and the Spanish film industry.
Capital Markets and Energy Correspondent, Reuters, London
Reported on European government bond markets.
Covered oil markets, energy industry news and related environmental stories
Spanish Bureau Chief, Dow Jones News, Madrid, Spain
Opened Dow Jones News Services bureau in Spain, covering Spanish and Portuguese
Freelance Journalist/Editor, London
Reported general and financial news for US and UK publications, including The Financial Times, Business Life, Newsday, and Risk Management Magazine.
Reported stories focused on art crime for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Art and Antiques and Narratively.com.
Freelance Journalist, Madrid, Spain
Reported for Art & Antiques, Wall Street Journal, and Newsday, covering art, culture, education and tourism. Articles included the controversy over the authenticity of Goya’s black paintings, the recovery of a lost El Greco, and a feature on Don Quixote’s La Mancha.