I am a former daily newspaper journalist with a resume that covers an era when switching jobs and newsrooms was just what you did, and could afford to do, because there was always another, better job ahead. I grew up working for my mother’s small weekly paper in Massachusetts, then moved to dailies in New Hampshire–Concord Monitor, Keene Sentinel, the wonderful training ground of the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News, and a rich, if brief, stint with the Associated Press.
In Seattle, I had the good fortune to work for KING Broadcasting, Seattle Weekly, and then for several years as a writer and an editor for the Seattle Times. I contributed freelance features to several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, and book reviews to the New York Times. I continue to review books for the Seattle Times, which is one of the last independent, family-owned dailies of its size.
I now live and write in Portland, Oregon. My book, Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, was published in 2015 by The University of North Carolina Press.