Not Fiction


When I started writing historical fiction for children, I found that I loved the research part of the process the most—learning how things like clipper ship sails and early railroad engines looked, worked, and sounded in order to enliven the story. This discovery drew me into nonfiction writing for newspapers and magazines in my area. To me, it's really satisfying to absorb and creatively explain the details of an issue while still telling a readable, true story.

Here is a sampling of the pieces I’ve published locally. Most are focused on happenings in Charlottesville, VA, my home town, or Crozet, my adopted village just to the west. Enjoy.