I am never bored at work.
Upcoming work: Preservation, alive, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Vetted, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Food Technology, JTA, Nashville Scene, Local Palate, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Magazine, Matador Network, and an updated edition of the Moon Tennessee guidebook. My graphic novel for kids, It’s Her Story: Irena Sendler, will be published in May 2023 by Sunbird Books.
Recent work: The Emancipator, VinePair, Outside Business Journal, Preservation, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Time Out, alive, Independent Banker magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Health, PUNCH, Independent Banker magazine, Health, No Depression, Lonely Planet, Nashville Scene, Kveller, InsideHook, Time Out, 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 a Master Gardener of Davidson County and write a quarterly gardening column for Tennessee Home & Farm magazine.
I’ll be part of the School Library Journal Day of Dialog on May 18.
I’ll moderate a discussion with Micheline Maynard, author of Satisfaction Guaranteed, on May 2, 2023 as part of the Nashville Jewish Book Series. Other panelists include Max Goldberg, Benjamin Goldberg and Jono Gluck. Earlier that morning I’ll be on “Today in Nashville” to discuss the panel.
On May 1, 2023 I’ll join Rufus Williams on WVON to discuss the state of Chicago Public Schools.
Past events: I got to read at the Southern Festival of Books in 2021.
I taught Travel Writing at The Porch again. 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.”
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 moderated a (remote) discussion with Sue Eisenfeld, author of Wandering Dixie, as part of the 2020-2021 Nashville Jewish Book Series. I’m co-chair of the 2022-2023 series.
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.