A Nasty Bite


After a year and eight months of work, I’m pleased say that “Nashville Eats” will officially hit the shelves October 6! I have a few events planned to celebrate throughout October. I hope to see you! October 6 Book release party at The Family Wash American Watermelon (and special guests) will play songs from the […]

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Photo by Zoe Yim.

(From Nashville Ledger, Dec. 19, 2014) With the growing season wrapped up for winter and the temperature hovering at 45 degrees on a recent Sunday, the community garden off Wedgewood Avenue looked to be draped in a brown afghan with just a few patches of green peeking through. But despite its sleepy, winter coat, an […]

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(From the Nashville Scene 4/10/14) The first time I visited Key West, I got busted with a fake ID at Sloppy Joe’s, a Duval Street fixture since the 1930s. I spent the next day picking up trash, tiptoeing between sunbathing spring breakers while wearing an orange vest with the word “INMATE” emblazoned across the back. I […]

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Celebrating John Egerton


I heard the news about John Egerton while sitting around a kitchen table in New Orleans. It was Thursday morning, and I had already written his name on my to-do list for the following Monday. We were supposed to have lunch. But I’d kept moving his name over to the next day’s list, and the […]

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Things I Know for Sure


I joined a writing group for women in November called Act Like a Big Grrrl. It’s the grown-up version of Act Like a Grrrl, an autobiographical writing program for ages 12-18. The founder of these groups, Vali Forrister, runs Actors Bridge Ensemble, and has training in performance of personal narratives as a means of personal […]

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