I live and write in Austin, Texas, where I work as senior editor at the Texas Observer. My prior work as the founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, a local food magazine serving Tucson and the borderlands, was profiled in a New York Times story about Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
I’m the author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food (William Morrow 2015) a memoir of my year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods, intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what “unprocessed” really means, why it matters, and how to afford it. Unprocessed was named a Southwest Book of the Year in 2015 and was covered by Bon Appétit, Grub Street, The Huffington Post, Civil Eats, and Self Magazine, as well as numerous local radio and TV programs.
My articles and essays have been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic’s CityLab, Pacific Standard, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Orion Magazine, High Country News, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Gulf Coast. Head here to read some of those stories, and here to see some of the awards my writing has received.
I earned an MFA in Creative Writing nonfiction from the University of Arizona. I run, hike, travel—I speak Spanish and Portuguese—and love breakfast and chocolate chip cookies. I’m represented by the amazing Mackenzie Brady Watson at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.
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