Sports writer, Author and Women’s Sports Advocate
A Little Bit About Me
I never set out to be a sports writer. I grew up in Buffalo, New York wanting to be the next Judy Blume and a bestselling author. But life had a different plan. After graduating from Randolph Macon College in 2000 with a degree in English/Creative Writing, I set off on a twisty writing journey. I spent time as a web writer for a college, a high school sports journalist for a small town weekly paper, and a copywriter at The Buffalo News. Eventually, I combined all of the skills I learned along the way and began freelancing in 2009 — writing articles, taglines for advertising companies, feature profiles for a national lesbian magazine, and working on my first young adult LGBTQ fiction book.
More about my journey…
In 2015, I began focusing more and more on sports — primarily women athletes. Eventually, I realized I had a knack for writing feature profiles and I began branching out to different publications. Since then, my work has been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications and on media sites, including Deadspin, The Ringer, ESPN/espnW, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Allure, NBC.com, The Huffington Post and more. In 2018, I was hired as a contributing writer for The Athletic Buffalo and appeared regularly on a Buffalo-based sports radio show. Today, I write about women’s basketball and the WNBA for The Athletic and Just Women’s Sports.
I don’t know where this writing road will lead me next. It’s been a crazy, fun ride so far and I’m excited to see where it goes.
Back in 2020, during the height of the pandemic, I launched Courtside, a Q&A series featuring honest and fun convos with some of the greatest players in WNBA history as well as rookies, vets and All-Stars in the league today.
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Awards and Recognition
2018 Best American Sports Writing – Notable Mention
My Father, President Donald J. Trump and the Buffalo Bills
2008 Golden Crown Literary Society Award – Debut Author
The Trouble with Emily Dickinson