Occupation: Freelance journalist and author
Destined for occupation since: I started writing my byline all over my Pee Chee back in high school.
Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Children: No kids, but I’m a red-hot aunt
Grew up: On a strawberry farm in Skagit Valley
Personal mission: After being diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2011, then going through the subsequent surgery and treatment, I’m writing more on my blog (doublewhammied.com) about the good, bad and ugly of living with BC as a single woman. I’d love to help get the word out that while a BC diagnosis is an indisputable crapfest, it’s not the end of the world. Breast cancer is survivable.
People would be most surprised to learn: I’ve been to Antarctica and would love to go back.
Favorite guilty pleasure: The Walking Dead on AMC. Who knew zombies could be so entertaining?
Best place to eat a meal solo in Seattle: At the bar at Ten Mercer on Lower Queen Anne
Best way to spend a rainy day: Packing for a trip to Tahiti
Favorite place for a first date: A ghost tour of Pike Place Market, or a fun vintage movie at the Cinerama or SIFF Cinema
Best way to meet people in Seattle: Don’t wait around for some secret signal from the heavens. Just strike up a conversation and see if there’s any there there.