As a Terre Haute, Indiana transplant from San Diego, California, I write stories about life “in the middle” to help people understand individuals living in Middle America and outside the coastal bubble.
How did I go from the Pacific Ocean to the Midwest? Read all about that here.
I am the former managing editor of the Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network and San Diego city editor. My writing has appeared in USA Today, Indianapolis Star (IndyStar), Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Edible Indy, Terre Haute Living and Tribune-Star, Babble, Scary Mommy, Red Tricycle, Today Parenting, and many other national blogs and websites. You can find all my published work here.
In addition to writing, I worked as a marketing instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where I taught college students real-world applications of marketing communications and brand management. I also worked extensively in higher education, including as a speechwriter and communications manager for two college presidents at San Diego’s largest public university. And I had the pleasure of working at KPBS public broadcasting station. If you want more details on those jobs, my LinkedIn profile is the place to go.
When I’m not working, I enjoy running, spending time in nature, reading, writing, binge-watching television shows, photography, and exploring my adopted home of Indiana.
Leah’s Thoughts is a way for me to journal, share ideas, essays, musings, frustrations, recipes, funny stories, and – most importantly – exercise my lifelong passion of writing.
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