Yes, this used to be my writing blog. But they say aim for the moon and the worst thing will be that you land in the stars. That is crap. The worst thing is that you crash to the ground, your dreams of being an author gone forever. (Related: just because you can see it, doesn’t mean you will achieve it! I “saw” the dream plenty and it did nothing. Also related: most of life is luck/being in the right place at the right time, both things I suck at)

But I still love local history, so here we are! I wrote a local history book, Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor, that was published by Arcadia Publishers. My second book, A People’s History of the People’s Food Co-op, will be out this spring. I also write for Concentrate Media, Mittenbrew, and various other publications around town.

Ten Random Facts About Me:

  1. I live in the best city on earth–Ann Arbor, Michigan!!! I am on our Public Art Commission, on the advisory board for our Parks & Recreation group, on the board of A2Geeks, volunteer for 826Michigan, and am involved in an improv troupe.
  2. I am an only child.
  3. I am a lifelong fan of the Detroit Lions. I know.
  4. My all-time favorite TV show is Mystery Science Theater:3000
  5. I know Braille.
  6. My favorite colors are blue and yellow, but NOT because of the University of Michigan.
  7. I can sort of play the ukulele, sort of tap dance, sort of English Country dance.
  8. While in junior high, I wrote a lot of poems about nuclear war. They were pretty awful.
  9. I have been a public speaker my whole adult life–debate, moot court, litigation, storytelling. I love it all!
  10. My husband, Ken Anderson, is my greatest supporter.


me and ken