I've been writing professionally for almost 25 years (geez, time flies). In that time, I've written for a variety of publications, including "U.S. News & World Report" (which I write for weekly), The Washington Post, Reuters.com, Forbes.com, CNNMoney.com, Al Jazeera America, HuffPost Small Business, "Entertainment Weekly" and "Ladies' Home Journal," "LIFE," "Entrepreneur Magazine," PetMD.com and many more publications.
Primarily, I specialize in personal finance and business articles, but I've covered a multitude of topics. For instance, I was a contributing editor at "BabyTalk" for three years, writing a humor column on fatherhood. And I was a newspaper features reporter at "The Cincinnati Post" for a few years.
My books include corporate histories on an osteopathic hospital in Dayton, a local car dealership and a manufacturing company in rural Ohio as well as mainstream books, notably "C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race" (Rodale, 2007), "Living Well with Bad Credit" (HCI Books, 2010) and "Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever" (Pegasus Books, 2013).
Specialties: Personal finance, real estate, entrepreneurship (in particular, I have written a lot about startup businesses, franchising, business continuity issues, social entrepreneurism); parenting; history; consumer articles; popular culture