Are You A Public Relations Rep?

Are you a PR representative looking to connect your client with a food and travel writer who has a joie de vivre and passion for experiencing a place, not just visiting it? Maybe I'm your gal.  I'm always on the lookout for new, different, one-of-a-kind faces and places to write about, and so far I've had some success.

Check out my published clips at

Among the publications in which my articles have appeared:
-National Geographic Traveler
-Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
-Delta Sky Magazine
-Executive Travel

and more.

I'm also the author of an award winning culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves,  that takes readers into the heart and hearth of the Dordogne region of France.

While I don't mind receiving Press Releases, I find it difficult to commit to articles based on them, since then news will no longer be new at the time of publishing. But I'm always on the lookout for things to come, 3-5 months in advance preferred, so keep me on your mailing list.

What do I write about?
I like to give readers a sense of a place by way of personal stories, interviews with locals, recipes, experiences, and other avenues that go beyond guidebook generalizations. But, I write a lot of services pieces too. You know--- the where to eat, when to go, and where to sleep variety pieces. Everyone needs those right? But my goal is to write about my personal experience and in doing so, connect readers and travelers to a place by appealing to their five senses. I've learned more about a person, a place, and local history around a table with a local chef than I ever have in a Fodor's guide.

If you check around the travel blogs like, and,  and even in the travel sections of major newspapers, you'll see this style of writing more and more, and it's an excellent way to shine a new perspective on destinations tried and true, or off the beaten path. 

I lived in Brussels, Belgium for six years so have written a lot about the city, and the country. While there, I had the opportunity to travel all over Europe. I also own a home in France and have traveled there extensively over the last 20 years. I speak French, and am a student of the culture, the language and the way of life. 
I also photograph a lot of my own stories. Though by no means a professional photographer, I can manipulate a camera pretty well and have a decent eye, and thus many of my photos have appeared along side my words. Check out my website for proof.   
Why bring me along on a media trip?
Well, first of all, I'm fun!  I show up on time, I participate in all the activities with gratitude, I don't complain, and I don't demand.  I also don't view these trips as 'free travel larks' but rather business trips and thus I arrive prepared, well-read on the region and ready to report.  While I will try and pitch the idea ahead of time, this is often a difficult task since you never know what you will unearth until you have your feet on that particular earth.  I can promise that once I return, I will actively pitch stories to my network of online and print editors.  In addition,  I will promise the following:
  • Live tweeting during the trip, with photos and links where applicable. To date I have about 800 followers (but growing quickly)
  • Posting photographs and comments about the trip on my Facebook page
  • Publishing articles on Fluent In Fabulous during (if time allows) and on completion of the trip
Would you like to discuss a trip ? Please contact me at