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News for 30 November 2018: African Stock Photo

Some of my photos are now available on the unique Africa-themed stock photography site African Stock Photo. This new site was recently featured on CNN Africa. Read the article about founders Sitati Kiyuti and Dicky Hokie here and their launching of this new site, important for its offerings of photos beyond stereotypical African imagery.  You can Read more

News for 01 July 2018: Ireland’s Only Niche Food PR Firm

Following my nose with an interest in the Food On The Edge conference, and literally following the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium, I am helping FoodPR.ie to meet the digital production needs of brands like the conference, Esquires Coffee, Aniar Restaurant, and others.Its loads of fun. Aniar means “from the west” which is coolest in an Irish Read more

News for 10 November 2017: Roads & Kingdoms

Over the next two months, I’ll be working with the Roads & Kingdoms digital production team to give the award-winning digital publication a fresh look. R&K is the best of woke travel and food storytelling, so follow along.

News for 10 November 2017: IACP Food Writing Awards

I’ve been invited to judge the 2018 IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Awards! With past winners like Francis Lam and Hunter Lewis, the awards set a benchmark of excellency, and it’s an honor to participate. I am super excited about the reading material coming my way.

News for 01 August 2017: TFC

This fall, I am joining the English department at Toccoa Falls College to teach freshman composition. Everyone will leave my class having mastered MLA in text citations, full stop!

News for 10 July 2017: Hemingway Society Newsletter

As a follow up to my visits to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Hemingway Society asked me to make a contribution to their annual newsletter. At 24 pages, it is much more than a newsletter, and is full of engaging interviews and inspiring ideas. My own thoughts came back to food.

News for 28 March 2016: Covey Rise

This spring, I am helping the small team at Covey Rise magazine revitalize their social media footprint. Headquartered in Alexander City, Alabama, Covey Rise celebrates the lifestyle of the upland sporting enthusiast and the experience of the hunt through vivid photography and engaging writing. An appropriate capstone experience following my final internships, I will be Read more

News for 27 August 2015: FULL

My Sewanee School of Letters MFA thesis, FULL, has been accepted for publication by LSU Press as part of their Southern Table Series. So glad to be working with LSU!

News for 06 June 2015: Garden & Gun Land

Garden & Gun is launching a new product called Garden & Gun Land, right up my alley. I’ve asked to stay on another semester as an intern, this time helping to launch the product and learn the business side of the consumer magazine. I also graduated from Sewanee last month. Busy times!

News for 20 February 2015: SAMLA

Food in Fiction was a hit as an SAMLA special session last year (we had to split into two panels, in fact!), so it’s been added to this year’s program as a regular session. Please consider a paper, or check out the call for papers and see if there’s another topic that interests you, and Read more

News for 10 December 2014: JFK Library Foundation Grant

Yay! I’ve Just been awarded a $500 grant from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to travel to Boston and see the latest batch of Hemingway papers to come in from Cuba earlier this year. The papers are all Hemingway’s personal ephemera like “Papa’s Favorite Hamburger” recipe, a fuel bill for his boat Pilar, a Read more

News for 02 October 2014: The New New South

This fall, I am working with a small team at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies under the guidance of Andrew Park and Duncan Murrell to learn about digital publishing through a case study of The New New South. I am excited to be in a room full of smart people churning out great ideas!

News for 11 August 2014: CLMP Firecracker Awards

This fall, I am serving as a non-fiction reader for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2014 Firecracker Indie Book Awards. CLMP has joined forces with the American Booksellers Association and a team of publishing professionals to revive and revamp the Firecracker Awards, last given in 2002. The new set of awards will be Read more

News for 03 August 2014: Oxford American

I will be working with the editorial staff of Oxford American magazine this fall for a three month internship fact-checking, managing social media, and so forth for the annual music issue. This year’s stop: TEXAS!

News for 05 June 2014: SFA Film Bootcamp

Last month, I was blessed to attend the inaugural Southern Foodways Alliance film boot camp and work with filmmakers Andy Harper and Joe York. I had a fantastic time, feasted like a queen, met Michael Pollen, and made my first short documentary about Oxford Canteen. Watch it here!

News for 29 April 2014: Okra 2 Opera

Okra 2 Opera was a blast! Spartanburg made an impression. The last time I was there I must have been a child. Converse College has a beautiful campus practically downtown. I was honored to not only meet, but participate in discussions with Dr. Marci Cohen Ferris, and I stumbled upon what I can already tell Read more

News for 08 April 2014: Food In Fiction

I’m pleased as Punch my panel has been accepted for South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference. The panel will  only be successful if other people are interested in talking about “Food In Fiction” too, so please spread the call for papers far and wide! The conference will be held in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014. Read more

News for 14 February 2014: ALA Grant

Yes! Such befitting Valentine’s Day news! I learned this morning American College of the Building Arts, ACBA librarian Jenny France, and I have been awarded a 2014 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association! The ALA grant included allowance for me to travel to Wooden Boat headquarters in Maine, The Landing School, Mystic Seaport, Georgetown, Read more

News for 23 October 2013: Fiction Southeast

Thanks to one of my professors, Adrianne Harun, I learned about a new online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction. I was hooked after reading Michael Griffith’s story. Consider this gem from the story: One has no choice but to love those who command the elements, and to propitiate them. Their marks are upon us; Read more

News for 15 October 2013: Mudd Pie Girl Bakery

I think I’m more of a bragger than a “publicist,” but I’m nonetheless happy my photo from the first Sunday Brunch Farmers Market of the season and news of my friend Tina’s bakery made it onto Hanna Raskin’s food blog over at Post & Courier. Thanks Hanna, for writing about us!

News for 30 August 2013: Crazyhorse

This fall I begin a new role as assistant at Crazyhorse literary magazine. I remember my last year as an undergraduate at College of Charleston, when the magazine found a sustainable home on our campus. My creative writing teachers enthusiastically welcomed the task of breathing new life into a magazine that published John Updike, Charles Read more