I am a freelance writer, culinary historian, and world traveler. I make my home in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, which keeps me reasonably near great theater, restaurants, museums -- and O’Hare International Airport. My current life is anchored in the journey recounted in my book, Waltzing Australia, a journey that marked my departure from the world of giant international corporations. Since starting life over as a writer, I have written hundreds of articles for magazines and newsletters, including an award-winning food history column. In addition, I've written history, geography, and language arts books for a wide range of publishers, including the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. I’ve also continued to indulge the love of adventure awakened on that first trip to Australia and have explored countries on six continents, from Mongolia to Morocco, India to Iceland, Egypt to Ecuador.
I write about travel, food, history, culture, and various combinations of those topics.