I'm a writer, an internet addict, a political junkie, an SEO consultant, a gardener, a wife, and a mother. I live on the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri. I have a degree in Comparative Literature, and have intensively studied the influence of Argentinian authors on 20th century North American science fiction. I read comic books. I watch CSPAN. I am a cat person. I adore semicolons; however, I try not to overuse them. I collect vintage cookbooks. I do not collect shoes. I am better at distance running than sprinting. If I ever had to pick a last meal, it would be a strawberry and balsamic vinaigrette salad, followed by a sandwich of fresh garden tomatoes and Lorraine Swiss cheese on home baked honey wheat bread, with peach cobbler a la mode for dessert. I prefer hardwood floors to carpet. My favorite color word is periwinkle.
(But my favorite color is not periwinkle. It's cerulean.)
I've been working as a search engine optimization writer, editor, consultant, and general digital coolhunter for over six years. If you're interested in learning more about my work in SEO, check out my SEO Services page, or read about my SEO philosophy. Since 2008, I've been the official SEO Magician at Cool Mom Picks. Fully fluent in Google Analytics and Google Trends, I also speak pretty decent HTML.
At Care2, I wrote over 50 articles on food and environmental policy for the Care2 Causes Real Food Channel.
My coverage of the 2008 presidential election for MOMocrats.com has been featured on a number of political websites, including CSPAN's Election Hub and the Huffington Post. As a MOMocrats contributing writer, I was one of a select group of bloggers credentialed to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
I started my personal blog, The State of Discontent, in 2005.