Non-fiction 

 

When I’m not writing fiction, I work as a journalist and non-fiction writer. I’ve written for a variety of publications as a freelancer or correspondent, including the Boston Globe, the Financial Times and the Christian Science Monitor. I also worked as a staff reporter at GateHouse Media in the Greater Boston Area for two years, covering a variety of local issues, most notably the 2013 manhunt in Watertown for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

You can view samples of my work below, or find out more about my journalism career at my online non-fiction portfolio.

Financial Times

Article about Loren Coleman, the world's foremost cryptozoologist (cryptozoology is the study of animals and creatures unknown to science). 

Article about Irmela Mensah-Schramm, a 70-year-old German woman who has spent the last 30 years traveling around the country removing right-wing and racist graffiti. 

I also interned at the Financial Times for four months in 2010 when I was studying in London as a student at Boston University.

Defining moment: a piece examining the invention of paranormal photography.

First Person interview with the agent responsible for leading the FBI’s hunt to recover the paintings stolen in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist.

Boston Globe

I worked as a correspondent for the Boston Globe from Sept. 2013 until Sept. 2014, covering local politics in the towns of Belmont, Arlington and Lexington.

Lexington looks ahead to first year of community farm— Nov. 28, 2013

Wage, benefit cuts spur strike vote— May 11, 2014

Belmont solar use billing is debated–Aug. 10, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

I regularly write book reviews for the Christian Science Monitor, usually examining books that deal with the history of science.

Review of Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution, June 12, 2012

Review of On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Sept. 11, 2012

Review of Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers, March 5, 2013

Review of The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, March 25, 2014