I have been involved in the magazine world since 2009, getting my start as the Food Editor for the now defunct Mutineer Magazine, a beverage culture magazine. During my time at Mutineer, I worked my way up to the role of Team Coordinator and eventually became the Publisher. After Mutineer, I helped build the digital food and beverage magazine, CRAFT by Under My Host as the interim Editor-in-Chief. I have been immersed in the culinary world, interviewing chefs such as Masaharu Morimoto, Jacques Pepin, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Nigella Lawson and musicians like Willie Nelson, Billy Corgan, and Maynard James Keenan. I also write recipes, attend culinary events, and cover craft food, beer, and wine. I stepped down from my role as Editor-in-Chief to focus on food writing and out of the desire to write fiction. I am currently serving as the Food Editor for CRAFT and am in revisions on my first mystery. I just recently moved to Southwestern Illinois from Sonoma County, California. I miss the beauty, not the fires.
Devour Lit is my place to talk about the things that interest me, mainly, books, food, and wine. I have been an avid reader my entire life and wrote my first short story one Saturday afternoon when I was in the 3rd grade. The story was called, Murder on A Wedding Day, which was influenced by Agatha Christie’s Death on The Nile. Well, except for the fact that it was awful.
So, welcome to Devour Lit. I promise that nothing you read here will be as terrible as Murder on A Wedding Day.