I am a 2022 Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist!

I am a 2022 Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist!

Thank you Los Angeles Press Club and Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a finalist for Book Critic! 2022 Finalist: 64th annual Southern California Journalism Awards B13. CRITICISM OF BOOKS FINALISTS: Lisa Niver, Thrive Global John Freeman, Alta Journal M.G. Lord, Los Angeles Times David L. Ulin, Alta Journal Chris Willman, Variety … Continued

My Favorite Reese’s Book Club Books

I love books! I was an early reader and often was reading more than one book at a time growing up. One of my most favorite places to go as a child and as an adult is to the library. I appreciate all the book selections in Reese’s Book Club and have written about many … Continued

Sizzling Summer Reads: Feel ALL Your Feelings

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my article, “Sizzling Summer Reads” I love books. I have loved them my entire life but during COVID books felt like even more of a lifeline: a way to escape into another world and not be worried about all of the uncertainty. It felt like we all pressed pause on our … Continued

Travel back to India: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

I absolutely loved The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi and wrote about it for Ms. Magazine and Thrive Global. It is possible that I enjoyed her new book, THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR, which will be available TOMORROW even more! In the second book, which is set in 1969, Malik is now twenty, Lakshmi is … Continued

Huge Changes Happen in Tiny Steps

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my article, “Huge Changes Happen in Tiny Steps.” In Martha Beck’s new book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, we follow Dante’s journey with Virgil into the dark wood of error and out into a place of peace and paradise. Beck is using the poet’s magnum … Continued

Surviving COVID Like a Superhero

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my article, “Surviving COVID Like a Superhero.” Lisa Genova is not only a neuroscientist but also a gifted storyteller and has explained the experience of many debilitating diseases through her books from Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice, traumatic brain injury in Left Neglected, autism in Love Anthony, Huntington’s disease in Inside the O’Briens and amyotrophic lateral … Continued

I am a Finalist for NAEJ Book Critic Award!

Thank you to the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards! I am honored to be a finalist for the NAEJ awards in the category of Book Critic! NAEJ 2020: Category: BOOK CRITIC B5. Books * Lisa Niver, Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine, “Untamed’: Brave Means Living from the Inside Out”* Shawna Kenney, Rock the Bells, “Best Hip … Continued

My Reinvention Reading List on Undomesticated Magazine

Thank you to the editors of Undomesticated Magazine for publishing my article, “A Reinvention Reading List.” In 2012, my husband and I quit our jobs in Los Angeles and booked a one-way flight to Bali, Indonesia where we had spent many months in 2008-9. We anticipated spending the indefinite future traveling throughout Asia, supporting ourselves with We Said Go Travel, … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel