"A journalist is a machine that converts coffee into copy." — Timothy Ryan Elgan
Welcome to my website. You'll find writing and photography samples, bio and contact info, my travel blog musings, and as my site evolves — my favorite links and writing events.
I've been a journalist since 1994, a full-time independent journalist since 2008, and a writer all my life. I primarily cover environmental and science issues, profiles, food, gardening and travel, but as a former Associated Press and daily newspaper reporter and editor, you can throw me out the door on nearly any kind of breaking story and I'll do it justice — quickly, accurately, creatively and meeting your deadlines. I'm a native Oklahoman, adopted Texan.
Here is some of what I can do. I hope you enjoy it.