When I say I’ve had almost every gig at the Tampa Bay Times, I mean it. I left my job at a mall CD store many moons ago to work here, stocking the bathroom with Lysol and distributing faxes. These days, I'm a columnist, writing on the lighter side of Tampa Bay life. Before that, I was Deputy Editor, Features, overseeing arts, entertainment and culture coverage for the Times. As a reporter, I’ve covered everything from local governments to higher education to nightlife, originated the Epilogue obituary feature and was performing arts critic. I'm a stepmom, fledgling novelist, amateur makeup artist and avid hoster of shindigs with too much food. Find me in Dunedin, coolest town in Florida.