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Riverfront Times Point & Clique Awards

Dear Readers, I feel like I’m running for high school student council all over again, but let’s face it: I rocked those high school student council elections. I used all the best glitter, all the catchiest and least predictable slogans (a favorite was “Broccoli is good for you. So is … Continue reading

The Farmer’s Story

Author Kathryn Simpson and I share two things; our hometown and our passion for words.  Her first novel, The Farmer’s Story, was published earlier this year. When Insider 573 Magazine asked me if I’d like to cover Kathryn’s Farmington, Missouri book signing at Bauhaus Kaffee, I was thrilled. She and I … Continue reading

ParklandUSA Syndicates A Small Town Girl’s Guide

Well folks, it’s official, A Small Town Girl’s Guide is being syndicated again, this time on a brand new website called ParklandUSA. The site, devoted to creating a “home on the web for Missouri’s Parkland” was founded by a Parkland-area native now living and working the Washingon D.C. Metro Area. … Continue reading

Small Town Girl in Insider573 Magazine

Two years ago I dreamed of having my writing published in magazines, and today I was published in the fourth magazine in twelve months*. Insider573 Magazine, a photo-rich, high-gloss, high-end magazine owned by a Farmington, Missouri family approached me this summer to ask if I was interested in writing for … Continue reading

Small Town Girl Syndicates

A Small Town Girl’s Guide has been many things to me since moving from New York City to rural Missouri in March of 2009. While I thought that I’d inspire readers to explore small town Missouri with my posts, I’ve found that my readers inspire me to do the same, … Continue reading

Ozark Trail Part III: Courtois Section Miles 0-7.6

Two weeks ago I set out to hike the Ozark Trail from Onondaga Cave State Park to the Narrows Trail Head. This section of the Courtois (pronounced code-a-way) Section of the Ozark Trail is considered mile 0-7.6, and fair warning: it involves a “creek” crossing that’s more like a river expedition. For … Continue reading

Small Town Girl Published in Aire Magazine

February is an exciting month for me. My first in a series of regular stories was published in Aire Magazine, “the oldest, largest, and fastest growing niche magazine” in the region of Southeast Missouri that I call home. This month’s cover photo is a photo I shot of Bauhaus Kaffee … Continue reading

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