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After my wild and crazy rock-and-roll years -- Rolling Stone magazine, NO NUKES 1979 concerts at Madison Square Garden -- I shifted to straight journalism. As a stringer for The New York Times, I covered political events and wrote feature pieces. I won the 1985 Folio Award for my series, “Battling for a Prize: Radio Station License,” that appeared in the Times in December 1985. During that time, I also consulted on several films, including The Atomic Café (Jayne Loader, Pierce and Kevin Rafferty), In Our Own Backyards (Susanna Styron), and The War at Home (Barry Alexander Brown, Glen Silber).
In Washington, I wrote extensively for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun magazine in the mid-1980s. As a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in 1990, I covered social and health policy issues. I wrote on social, health, and economic policy at the Urban Institute for four years before joining the Brookings Institution in 2007 as a senior communications expert on domestic policy.
My narrative writing has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. A lengthy feature on becoming a single mother appeared in the April 2008 issue of the Washingtonian magazine, and my story of a former foster youth living on the streets appeared in the Washington Post magazine in 2002. An excerpt of BRILLIANT DISGUISE, my memoir-in-progress, appeared in The Missouri Review (winter, 2018).
Since moving to Maine in 2011, I edited the annual Economic Report of the President for the four years of President Barack Obama’s second term. I also wrote and edited for numerous clients that include Brookings, PwC’s Health Research Institute, the LBJ School at the University of Texas, among many others. I am currently working with Linda Gibbs, a former deputy mayor to Michael Bloomberg and a principal with Bloomberg Associates, on a forthcoming book for University of California Press, Ten Global Cities that Can: Innovations that Give Hope to the Homeless.
I've been a Lecturer in English at George Washington University and Adjunct Faculty at American University.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2002.