Informed Storytelling

"Everyone has a story to tell. Because Janet is genuinely interested in what moves each person to pursue their passion, her subjects respond positively to her. That response is reflected in her stories, which are carefully researched and thorough, yet sensitive—a somewhat rare combination."

Gretchen Piston Ogden Former Managing Editor Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors


Do you share my love of our national parks? Thinking about the…ahem…future? Consider this: In a national park for eternity (Boston Globe).

Meanwhile, here and now, our global economy takes on new meaning when we travel as I discovered in Ecuador: Where the roses grow (Boston Globe)

And going way back…remember this ad campaign from long ago? See the USA in your Chevrolet. It’s still a terrific idea and since baseball season is here, consider a road trip to our national game’s home plate:

There’s more than baseball in Cooperstown, NY (Boston Globe)

Take Me Out to…Cooperstown (Wellesley Weston Magazine)

I’m honored! The International Regional Magazine Association’s 2015 Gold Award for History Writing went to my feature Rock Rest: Pre-Civil Rights Vacation Destination (Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors). Thank you, IRMA and MBH&H!

Speaking of Maine… Maine’s Museums:  Art, Oddities & Artifacts , is a fun read about plenty of places that will make your trip to the Pine Tree State even better. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and through your favorite independent bookstore.