I am never bored at work.
Upcoming work: No Depression, VinePair, Lonely Planet, JTA, Nashville Scene, Health, Preservation, Independent Banker, and an updated edition of the Moon Tennessee guidebook and the Moon Nashville guidebook.
Recent work: Outside Business Journal, Preservation, Real Simple, AARP magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Time Out, Wanderly, Local Palate, Independent Banker magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, LA Times, PUNCH, Independent Banker magazine, Health, AAA World, Nashville Scene, Kveller, InsideHook, Nashville Post, a new edition of the Moon Nashville guidebook, and a guidebook for a brand-new Moon series.
An essay of mine appears in Reckoning: Tennessee Writers on 2020, an anthology from The Porch, with support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
My Moon Memphis (with chapters on Little Rock and Hot Springs) guidebook, which features years of research on the Bluff City, was published in January 2020. My Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip guidebook to the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway was published in January 2018 and was completely updated for 2021, with additional resources on travel in the Mississippi Delta.
I am the Southeast Community Correspondent for Time Out, covering Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.
I am a Master Gardener of Davidson County and write a quarterly gardening column for Tennessee Home & Farm magazine.
Upcoming events: I’m helping lead remote Music Evolution tours for Unexpected Atlanta.
I’ll be teaching Travel Writing at The Porch again in Fall 2022. Here’s a testimonial one of my students left in Spring 2022: “If Margaret had been my professor in college I sure would have learned a lot more than I did. She’s AMAZING! Knowledgable, smart, great experience, kind and intuitive about asking the right questions to get us to think and participate.”
Past events: I got to read at the Southern Festival of Books in 2021.
I moderated a hybrid panel on Defining Nashville’s Culinary Arts Impact at Nashville Design Week in 2021.
I talked about the movie “Shiva Baby” at the Belcourt Theater’s remote 2021 Living Room Film Club with the Nashville Scene.
I interviewed whitewater kayaker Dane Jackson for the River Talks podcast, a project of the Cumberland River Compact.
I spoke on a panel at the New York Times Travel Show in January 2019; at the Travel Adventure Show in the Bay Area in February 2018; the Bay Area Book Festival in April 2018, and at The Bookshop in Nashville in April 2018.