I am a teacher, published author, storyteller, public speaker, and general cheerleader for Ann Arbor.
Here is a peek at what I have been up to recently!
Publishing. My fifth traditionally published book was published in 2022.
Performances. I am the curator of HERsay, Grown Folks Storytime, Desserts by the Decade and May It Please the Court? All of these events will hopefully return in the near future!
Tastings and Tours. I frequently lead tours of downtown Ann Arbor, focusing on history, beer, or both! I also lead beer tastings for everyone from the novice to the diehard fan.
Basic Information. I am a special education teacher, former legal aid lawyer, and the author of four books: Images of America–Downtown Ann Arbor (Arcadia/History Press), A History of the People’s Food Co-op Ann Arbor (Edward Brothers/Malloy), Head Over Feet In Love (Soul Mate Publishing), Vanishing Ann Arbor (Arcadia/History Press) and Michigan Beer History (Arcadia/THP).
I’ve written for CraftBeer.com, Hour Detroit, West Suburban Living magazine, Concentrate, Mittenbrew, The Ann, AADL’s Pulp blog, and the Ann Arbor Observer. I’m a frequent public speaker around town, curating HERsay (an all-woman variety show), GROWN FOLKS READING (story time for grownups), DESSERTS BY THE DECADE (historical food presentation, and MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT? (all-lawyer stroytelling show). I have told stories at Ignite, Nerd Nite, Tellabration and Telling Tales Out of School.
I serve as a commissioner for the Recreation Advisory Commission, as a teacher of history for Rec & Ed, as a storyteller in the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, and a volunteer for the Ann Arbor Film Festival and as a DJ for WCBN. I lead multiple tours around town including History & Hops (beer and history) and tours through Rec & Ed featuring lovely downtown Ann Arbor!
Blogging. Keep scrolling down for some fun Ann Arbor history posts!