A born and raised Jersey girl, I have been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in pop culture, craft beer, and lifestyle/travel. I am an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I am the new non-fiction editor of Ecotone and a graduate TA. Previously, I was a senior editor at ETonline and head writer at Hopped LA.
My craft beer writing has been featured in Hop Culture, Los Angeleno, VinePair, and October, and my personal essays and pop culture pieces have been published in publications such as Bust, XOJane, HuffPo, LA Confidential, and AltPress. Many of my musings on the oh-so-fun realities of being a 2x young cancer survivor are on my blog (yes, it needs an update), while my craft beer/travel adventures are documented at @hops_and_highways. My fiction has been published in HeartWood and The Daily Drunk.
Non-writing fun facts: I lived in Los Angeles for a decade. I liberally use blue hair dye, sharpies, and ellipses,,, I am overly nostalgic for all things '90s. I can quote all of Empire Records and Gilmore Girls. I'm not ashamed to admit that I am an elder emo because I need something to defend besides New Jersey.
Interested in working together? Email me: [honestlyemily] @ [gmail] dot [com].