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Featured Stories

Stories from the Middle

For more about life in the Middle America, check out my new site, Stories from the Middle, a place where voices and narratives from Indiana and the Midwest can be heard. Only through the sharing of words and stories will we understand each other and break down stereotypes. Read more.


What This California Woman Learned Moving to a Red State

I used to say I’d never move to a red state. And then I did. And it’s changed my life for the better. As I got to know my new Midwest home, I realize how living in a bubble and subscribing to the Middle America stereotypes is truly damaging to this country. Read my full editorial essay in the Indianapolis Star (IndyStar) and USA Today.


College Entrepreneurs Open a Food Truck and Solve a Problem in Small Town America

I’m so excited to share this story I wrote about the inspiring and talented founders of the Twisted Fry food truck for The Good Men Project. One of the reasons I love Terre Haute is discovering the hidden gem stories to tell, like this one. Read the story here.



Young and Farming

Over the next five years, nearly 100 million acres of U.S. farmland are expected to change ownership and will need new farmers. In order to keep food production from falling off, that gap will need to be filled with a new generation of farmers. This is especially true in Indiana. That’s where the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition (HYFC) is making its mark. Read more in Edible Indy magazine.


Find Your Writing Tribe in a New City – 7 Strategies

When I moved to Indiana last year, one of the first things I did was look for writing opportunities. To do that, I went to where local writers “hang out” (both physically and virtually). I’m now writing regularly for several well-known local publications. If you recently moved to a new city – or are faced with relocating in the near future – here are a seven strategies to help you find your writing tribe.