I began my writing career by writing and self-publishing Bread Science: The Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread (2006), a book about the science of baking and how to make bread. After trying out newspaper writing and deciding I mostly just like writing books, I began work on Somewhere and Nowhere (2017), a memoir of a cross-country bicycle trip. I have written two fiction stories during Nanowrimo and plan to spend time on them next. I also love editing and freelance edit academic papers, among other things.
Somewhere and Nowhere
One summer in her late twenties, Emily and her friend Mary rode their bicycles from Cape May, New Jersey to Oceanside, Oregon. In three months on the road, they battled 14% grade hills, tornado-force winds, and 110 degree heat. They were sheltered and fed by everyone from nuns to cowboys. They swam in the Missouri River, climbed the Rocky Mountains, and crossed the Continental Divide—three times. And eventually, they reached the Pacific.
Emily left on the trip in the hope of finding peace and happiness away from the clutter of life, a permanent solution to depression that she could bring home with her. With nothing to do but ride her bike all day, out under the open sky, life would be simpler… or would it?
Bread Science: the Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread2006