I was born in rural Pennsylvania, and three months later I was adopted by a wonderful woman named Phyllis. When I was 7, I asked Santa for a dad. That Christmas, my mom’s boyfriend, Richard, proposed. And he is such a cool guy that he then adopted me. I lived in the same house from the time I was adopted until I went away to college. After college, I postponed real life for a couple of years in Boulder, Colorado (a great place to do that btw). Then I moved to San Francisco, where I continued to do more of the same until the generous research editor at Parenting magazine agreed to employ me. So began my illustrious fact-checking career, which spanned Health and Wired magazines as well. I eventually began writing for these publications and others, and then one day I became a staff reporter at Wired.com. Several years later, I was promoted to science editor. After 10+ years at Wired I left, became a Pilates instructor, launched this blog, and did lots of freelance writing. Most recently I was the San Francisco editor at Racked, a blog about fashion and retail. Also, in 2012, the most wonderful thing happened: My husband and I adopted a baby girl and named her Frida.
Some other quick work-history stats:
At BoingBoing I’ve written about duplicity, art, fashion and design.
I was the San Francisco editor for Haute Living where I wrote about Silicon Valley’s most adventurous capitalists, Silicon Valley’s women on top, San Francisco’s top chefs, and Chanel’s new San Francisco store.
Email me at kp at stylenik dot com!