I am never bored at work. Not even during quarantine.
An essay of mine will appear in Reckoning: Tennessee Writers on 2020, an upcoming anthology from The Porch, with support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Recent work: Preservation, Real Simple, AARP magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Time Out, Independent Banker magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, LA Times, PUNCH, Independent Banker magazine, Culture Trip, AAA World, JTA, Nashville Scene, Kveller, InsideHook, Nashville Post, a new edition of the Moon Nashville guidebook, and more.
My Moon Memphis (with chapters on Little Rock and Hot Springs) guidebook, 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 more details on 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. My next tour is October 13.
I’ll be speaking at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville October 9 or 10, 2021.
I’ll be teaching at The Porch again in October 2021.
I’ll moderate a panel at Nashville Design Week on November 4, 2021.
Past events: On April 27, I talked about the movie “Shiva Baby” at the Belcourt Theater’s remote 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.