About Kendra 

I am a WRITER/EDITOR - My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Slate, McSweeney's, and more. I gravitate toward human interest and memoir writing. I am interested in freelance reporting and essay writing opportunities.

I am also a CALLIGRAPHER - I have always loved handlettering, the meditation of the process and the beauty of the product. The cliche of Catholic school penmanship is true in my case.


I attended Allegheny College where I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political journalism. I earned my M.L.A. in extension studies with a concentration in journalism from Harvard University. Whether full-time or on a contract basis, writing will always be at the cornerstone of my profession.

Journalism engages my technical side, whereas handlettering allows me to use my hands more freely.


10 for Nothing:

1. When I was in the second grade, I drew a picture of my dream adult life in which I was as a single woman who traveled a lot. I was also very tall with long hair. That was my first work of prophetic fiction.

2. My third grade teacher, Mrs. Diehl, was the greatest champion of my writing; I think teaching third grade is one of the highest vocations.

3. I got my first e-mail address when I went to college.

4. Celebrity crush: Ira Glass (that nerdy voice!)

5. First CD I ever bought: Counting Crows "August and Everything After"

6. I brake for stationery shops.

7. The Friendly's Reese's Cup Sundae is still as good as I remember.

8. I’ve had braces twice.

9. I babysat many, many children during my adolescence and it's been such fun for me to see them all grow up to become outstanding adults.

10. I was a faithful diarist all through high school, which is one of the best gifts an adolescent person can give to one's adult self.


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