I was born in rural Pennsylvania, adopted twice, went to Penn State, moved to Colorado. Arrived in San Francisco in the early ’90s and worked very briefly on a ‘zine (remember those?) founded by David Eggers. I bet he doesn’t remember that. I eventually got a job as a fact-checker at Parenting magazine, and then Health and Wired magazines until they let me write some articles, and then one day I became a staff reporter at Wired.com. Later I was the science editor. I spent a decade at that place! I finally left and 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.
Some other quick work-history stats:
I wrote about duplicity, art, fashion and design for BoingBoing.
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!