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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Freelance Writer
Location United States
Introduction My first real job was as a reporter for a small-town newspaper. I covered schools, crime, and business, some of which overlapped. The hours were long and the pay wretched, but it was great for anecdotes. Like the one where the rabid squirrel trapped two terrified hikers in a cabin. And the one where the coyote tried to steal a baby off the back porch but the mother ran screaming out of the house and hit it (the coyote, not the baby) over the head with a broom. I believe every writer should work at a small-town newspaper for a year. I'm now writing freelance articles and working on two novels: one set in early 19th Century England, the other in late 20th Century New Mexico.
Interests Family, science, philosophy, politics, food, fitness
Favorite Movies The Lives of Others, Little Miss Sunshine, Inception, Coraline
Favorite Music Cloud Cult, Florence + The Machine, Muse, Metric, The New Pornographers (yes, that's really a real band), the Decemberists, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, Regina Spektor
Favorite Books Wuthering Heights, The Dog Stars, Hard Times, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The Time Traveler's Wife, Olive Kitteridge, Wolf Hall, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Bel Canto