I am an American professional writer and historical researcher currently living in Sweden with my Spanish husband and two young children.
My writing and historical research have gone hand-in-hand with traveling and living around the world. In 2002, I left my corporate career in public relations to live and travel as both a freelance public relations professional and writer/historical researcher. I wrote many articles for print and online publications as part of both of my professional identities.
I published my first book in 2011, a collection of essays titled “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History,” which was followed by two more books of essays. In 2012, I gave up public relations completely to focus on my writing and research, although this decision coincided with the arrival of children, so my work was set aside while I dedicated myself to full-time parenting.
In 2016, I returned to my writing and research after we moved from Spain to Sweden. In addition to the A Bit of History blog, I have another blog (History Writers Resist Trump). I write a monthly column for The Local Sweden, which alternates between immigrant family life and historical topics, and I have contributed other articles on historical subjects relating to Sweden.
In addition, I write and publish history-related essays and articles for various other outlets. and I research and write for publication on various historical topics with a focus on women’s history, Swedish history, and 19th to early 20th century social history. My efforts are centered on writing non-fiction that contextualizes historical people and events, and informs and engages readers on historical subjects.
I am also actively seeking a position as a PhD candidate at a Swedish university.