Amalfi Coast Writing
I came to writing through a love of place, and one very special place – the Amalfi Coast. While books and reading have been my life from a young age, it wasn’t until I first visited the Amalfi Coast that I could no longer resist putting pen to paper. This writing journey has taken many forms over the years, from the scribblings here on Ciao Amalfi to articles, photography, and my guidebook Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii. What drives me forward on this journey is a continual desire to capture the beauty of the Amalfi Coast’s landscape, people, history, and life in an honest way. For me it comes most naturally through the interplay of words and images – my happy place!
Below is a selection of my writing about the Amalfi Coast. I write stories that capture a sense of place and bring the magic that is the Amalfi Coast to life. With a decade of experience copywriting, I also enjoy writing vibrant and moving website and editorial copy. Please contact me if you’re interesting in collaborating!
Moon Travel Guides – Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii (1st Edition – August 2019)
It was a joy to write my first travel guide to the entire Amalfi Coast area for Moon Travel Guides. It includes an in depth guide to the Amalfi Coast along with Capri, Ischia, Procida, the Sorrento Peninsula, Naples, and Pompeii. Find out more about Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii.
Moon Travel Guides – Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii (2nd Edition – Forthcoming autumn 2021)
Thanks to the success if the 1st edition, I am currently working on updates and additions to make the 2nd edition of Moon Amalfi Coast an even more useful and vibrant guidebook.
Moon Travel Guides – Moon Southern Italy (1st Edition – Forthcoming autumn 2021)
Planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast and southern Italy? This forthcoming Moon Travel Guides book will feature the highlights of the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and Capri areas from Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii along with a brand new section on the Cilento Coast. The book will also include Puglia, Sicily, and southern Italy written by a co-author.
The UK’s Award-Winning print magazine about Italy – Italia! Magazine:
“A Twist of Lemon,” January 2018. Feature article on that most classic Italian Christmas cake, the panettone, Amalfi-style created by the Pasticceria Pansa.
“48 Hours in Positano,” March 2018. Feature article and photographs. (Digital version of print article available here.)
“48 Hours in Ravello,” August 2018. Feature article and photographs. (Digital version of print article available here.)
Starting in April 2012, it was an honor for me to join the Italia! team as the From Here to There columnist contributing monthly travel and lifestyle experiences on the Amalfi Coast for almost a year.
Italia! Magazine December 2011, Issue 85 – My Italia! Feature on Laura Thayer
Italia! April 2012, Issue 89 – As Amalfi Wakes
Italia! May 2012, Issue 90 – The Ties that Bind
Italia! June 2012, Issue 91 – Twists & Turns of Life
Italia! July 2012, Issue 92 – Escape to the Beach
Italia! August 2012, Issue 93 – Escape to the Mountains
Italia! September 2012, Issue 94 – The Language of Food
Italia! October 2012, Issue 95 – The First Signs of Autumn
Italia! December 2012, Issue 97 – Christmas in Amalfi
Italia! January 2013, Issue 98 – Calm and Quiet in Amalfi
Italia! February 2013, Issue 99 – Goodbye from Amalfi
NIAF Ambassador Magazine
“Minori on the Amalfi Coast,” Spring 2018. Feature article and photographs.
“The Amalfi Coast: Walking Through History One Step at a Time,” Fall 2014. Feature article and photographs.
“Capri: Finding the Height of Beauty,” Winter 2014. Feature article and photographs.
Dream of Italy
Guest edited and wrote Capri Special Report (April/May 2020).
Contributed article “Capri Walks: The Best Way to See the Island” (June/July 2017).
Contributed article “The Unexpected Vineyards of the Amalfi Coast” (October 2017).
A little bit about my background since the writer I am today was largely shaped by time spent in two special places: the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and the incredible Art History department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Masters of Arts in Art History, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2008
- Master’s Thesis: “Rebuilding Identity: The Nineteenth-Century Facade of the Duomo of Amalfi”
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, 2002
- Majors: Philosophy, History of Mathematics and Science
- Minors: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature
The Authors Guild
International Travel Writers Alliance