Publications, Awards, Recent Work

  • Strategic Planning for Hugo House (2018-2019)
  • “Hands and Claws,” Doll Hospital, Issue Five (2017)
  • “Strategic Planning for the Five Elements,” creative document with multiple narrative options telling stories about Pacific Science Center’s exhibits (2017)
  • “Jacqueline Woodson,” Sonder, Seattle Arts and Lectures (2016)
  • “North Sector,” Whole Terrain, Antioch University New England (2016)
  • “Memory Like the Sun,” Doll Hospital, UK (2015)
  • Eggland,” Master’s Review (2015)
  • Writer, “Cave Singers,” “Melvins,” “Joan as Police Woman,” “The Mountain Goats,” The Seattle Times (2011)
  • Gems and Jewels iPad app, #1 in the U.K., iTunes (2011)
  • Writer and contributor, “The Impact of Bicycle Mobility on Health Caregivers and Their Clients in Zambia,” independent report available online for nonprofits, World Bicycle Relief and World Vision, in conjunction with the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University (2010)
  • Co-author of the award-winning book Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World, University of Chicago Press (2009)
  • 1st place for Earth Sciences, American Publisher’s Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) award (2009)
  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM) “MUSE” awards for collaborative work on exhibits at The Field Museum of Natural History: The Ancient Americas, George Washington Carver, Nature Unleashed (2006-2009)
  • Columnist, “Sound Check,” weekly newspaper column, feature writer and music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times Newsgroup (2001-2006, on permanent retainer)
  • Contributor, Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics (2004), end chapter, solicited and edited by Jim DeRogatis, co-host of NPR’s nationally syndicated show “Sound Opinions”

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