I write and edit stories about books, the performing arts and other subjects for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; I've reported for the Journal Sentinel and predecessor Milwaukee Sentinel since 1983.
I was part of the Journal Sentinel writing team that won the Association of Food Journalists 2004 award for special projects for a series on obesity. I am also a two-time winner of the Sentinel staff-voted award for humor writing.
I'm a graduate of Marquette University and live in Milwaukee County with my spouse, daughter, son, dog, two cats, and too many books to count.
I interviewed novelist Jane Hamilton at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books in 2016. She read a wonderfully funny work in progress about a girl meeting her birth family.