Writing

I am currently writing a book (working title: Organizing Information), due out from A Book Apart in April 2019. Aimed at web designers and developers, it makes the principles of information architecture more accessible and practical to teams without working content or IA professionals.

I write a monthly newsletter that features brief observations about my professional (and sometimes personal) life, along with commentary on current articles. You can sign up for it (and read previous issues) at tinyletter.

I write occasional articles about content strategy, IA, and UX in various corners of the web, including this site. Recent articles include:

Additionally, I write and publish poetry. My poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Pleiades, American Journal of Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Puerto del Sol, and others. You can support my writing via Patreon, where I share a weekly newsletter of poems curated from around the web.


Tag Archives: personal

Big news for the new year.

Oh, January: a month of fresh starts, particularly if you’re me and are recovering from your very own etch-a-sketch end of the world. The changes that I set in motion in November were part of an ongoing process, after all. So 2013 opens on a slew of new beginnings for me – a re-raveling of sorts.Continue reading

Why I stayed. Why I left.

I had plenty of reasons to stay, it seemed, always, at any given moment. I liked Omaha. I loved Omaha. I built a good life there, despite many, many moments of sincere struggle (experiences no different than everyone else mucking through their late 20s). But I grew up in northern Virginia. I’m an east coast girl, as anyone has seen my driving can attest. And in the back of my mind, I think I always knew I’d return to DC – it was just a question of when. And “when” was always a far-off, mythical, future proposition. Continue reading

“I’m just saying there are options.”

If I were to be brutally honest – if I weren’t, why the hell am I here? – then I would admit that I might be having a very itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny crisis of confidence right now.

It’s not that I mind owning up to the vulnerability, but rather than I feel a great deal like throwing a pity party right now, and that never comes across terribly well, online or off. Continue reading