I am an American professional writer and historical researcher currently living in Sweden with my Spanish husband and two young children.
My writing and historical research have gone hand-in-hand with traveling and living around the world. In 2002, I left my corporate career in public relations to live and travel as both a freelance public relations professional and writer/historical researcher. I wrote many articles for print and online publications as part of both of my professional identities. I published my first book in 2011, a collection of essays titled "An Unusual Journey Through Royal History," which was followed by two more books of essays. In 2012, I gave up public relations completely to focus on my writing and research, although this decision coincided with the arrival of children, so my work was set aside while I dedicated myself to full-time parenting.
In 2016, I returned to my writing and research part-time after we moved from Spain to Sweden. I research and write on various historical topics with a focus on women's history, Swedish history, and 19th to early-20th century social history. My efforts are centered on writing non-fiction that contextualizes historical people and events, and informs and engages readers on historical subjects. I currently have two blogs (A Bit of History and History Writers Resist Trump), I write a regular parenting and family life column and occasional pieces on history subjects for The Local Sweden, and I publish various other history-related essays for various outlets. I am always looking for opportunities to write for quality publications, and am currently seeking a position as a PhD candidate at a Swedish university.
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