As a freelance writer/editor, I’m currently a contributing writer to the magazine German Life and a contributor to several newspapers including Stars and Stripes, the web sites TravelSquire and – and others.  

My articles and photographs have been published in: USA Today, the Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press, San Antonio Express News, The Courier-Journal ( Louisville, Ky. ), and the magazines Global Traveler, France,  SKIING, Off Duty, R&R TV, Succeed, Weekends, as well as others including the trade publications  Personnel Today, Global HR and International Gaming & Wagering Business.


Twelve years ago, my husband and I and two black cats moved from Germany, where we had lived and worked for some 27 years, to the north Luberon area of Provence, France.  

Employment in Germany included:

Travel Editor, then features editor for the daily newspaper Stars and Stripes.

Site manager/editor for a Department of Defense web site in the Balkans.

Consultant for Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group and Components Group. Edited technical documents and produced articles and newsletters.

German Press/Public Relations manager for the Walt Disney Co.

German Marketing Director for European Horizons, Inc., an international marketing and publishing company for the travel industry.

Before moving to Europe I was a reporter at the Louisville Courier-Journal. Prior to that I served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. Academic credentials include a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in French, both from Northwestern University; Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom from the Goethe Institute and a Certificato d’Italiano from the Volkshochschule in Germany.