I was born in rural Pennsylvania, adopted twice, went to Penn State, and then moved to Colorado. Two years later I 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—my Wired experience spanned more than a decade. I left in 2008 and became a Pilates instructor, launched this blog, and did lots of freelance writing and was the San Francisco editor at Racked, a blog about fashion and retail, for a couple years. I’ve also contributed to 7×7, RedTri and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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!