I AM an award-winning journalist and author of Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story and For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story From Burma’s Never-Ending War. I’ve written cover stories for Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and New York, among contributions to other publications, and corresponded for PBS and Vice News Tonight on HBO. I’ve additionally appeared on major national and international media outlets C-Span, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now, the BBC, CBC, and Deutsche Welle.
My honors include awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hillman Foundation, the Online News Association, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Association for Women in Communications; For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question was a finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and I’ve been nominated for three National Magazine Awards for Feature Writing. My work has been anthologized in the Best American Magazine Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Best Business Writing, translated and reprinted around the world, and inspired multiple other books, one of which may or may not become a Ron Howard movie.