She reported on Missouri’s legislature, covered the state’s delegations at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, hosted a statewide public affairs program for PBS stations and filed stories for NPR during her 13 years at Springfield’s public radio station, KSMU. She localized stories from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; China; and Germany.
After leaving the Ozarks, she traveled to Thailand to coach American writers working
in Asia on storytelling. She and her husband have three children adopted from Vietnam, Ethiopia and China. She works in marketing communications for Eastman, a global specialty chemical company.