Award-winning journalist and book critic. Formerly: book columnist for Glamour, book editor of the Plain Dealer, and vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. Words in many national media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, Harper's Bazaar, Commonweal, and Salon. TV and radio from CNN to backwaters nationwide. Two novels from mainstream American publishers.
On Medium: Daily or near-daily posts about books, publishing, and the media written with a critical and often acerbic sensibility. I write the "Ask a Writing Coach" feature sporadically. No posts on "productivity hacks" or "how much money I made in my first month on Medium" or that use impact as a verb.
Former adjunct writing professor at two major American universities. Speaker at many writers' conferences and college classes. Writing teacher and coach for private students.
Freelance editor: Fluent in Associated Press style and adept at working with multiple stylebooks simultaneously, such as AP and a house stylebook with overrides of AP. Work with me: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a private message on any story.
Base of operations: The Deep South. Carrying a torch for former haunts of New Jersey and New York.
Motto: When you go to bed with a book, you should be able to respect yourself in the morning.