So here's the idea. All my life I've been obsessed with horses. I wrote my first magazine article, a feature about how to make traditional grooming tools, for the now-defunct Horseman Magazine when I was 14 years old. By 15 I was working at the local newspaper with National Geographic photographer and community journalism expert Jock Lauterer.
Then, after undergraduate, I pursued my MA in journalism from The University of South Carolina in Columbia, where I won an international research award and spent a few years with my mentor, the legendary editor Bill Emerson of the Saturday Evening Post.
In terms of my freelance work, I have published articles about cuisine, travel, equestrian sports and the game of polo in magazines including Bon Appetit, Town & Country, Veranda, Cigar Aficionado, Robb Report and Polo Players Edition. I was contributing travel editor of Log Home Living Magazine from 1993 to 1999, for whom I wrote a monthly column.
My writing about the game of polo is included in the Museum of Polo and National Hall of Fame in Palm Beach, Florida.
Admittedly, it's been a rough couple of years when it comes to Luxury Dossier, life at a gallop. I've had cancer--twice. I have heart failure. The world is not as welcoming to journalists as it used to be. Still I've had the opportunity to travel the Silk Road from Karachi to Afghanistan, explore the royal stables in the UAE, attend polo matches in England and enjoy conversations with all manner of equestrians and bon vivants. I hope this year will be my year.
That being said, I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line at email@example.com.