About me

I tell stories.

Not to be confused with lies but nonetheless entertaining.

Before I started penning personal essays, news and entertainment pieces and a little bit of short fiction, I spent nearly 15 years in finance and telecommunications. But I'm pretty sure I was in it for my traveling, eating out, and shopping fund because I found that I really wasn't 'bout that crunching-numbers-on-an-Excel-spreadsheet life.

In 2010, I started a blog to channel my inner foodie. The Food Network, Top Chef and bon appetit haven't discovered me yet, though.

Two years later, I launched The Skinny DC Writer (now Pencil and Chalk) to write about my thoughts and observations on culture, books, life... My work has since been published online at xoNecole, Clutch Magazine, and xoJane, and I've grabbed the attention of editors at The Root and Huff Post Live. (Woot! Woot!)

When I'm not killing trees with my scribbles, clickety-clacking on my laptop, jetsetting, mixing on my Kitchen Aid Pro 500, concocting and sipping fruity cocktails or enjoying a juicy, uber-marbled medium steak, I'm usually immersing myself in a great book, perusing a virtual stack of magazines on Apple News+, catching up on pop culture, casing Wegmans, or pretending to be a DC tourist and frequenting museums, libraries and theatres.

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