Words and Images
I'm a writer, a photographer, a blogger, an app maker, a mom...
...a bookworm, a black sheep, a reluctant existentialist, a magical realist, a champion of underdogs, a collector of absurdities, a gadfly, a birthday candle wisher, a bliss-follower and a long-winded rambler. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas but headed west right after college. Los Angeles is home.
After a brief dalliance with film and TV, I have enjoyed working for over 25 years as a freelance writer in advertising, marketing, internet content, journalism, branding, copywriting, professional blogging, ghostwriting and short fiction. I also specialize in videography and blog design. As a street photographer, I exhibit my photographs and license them for commercial use.
I also make all kinds of cool things with my photographs here.
In late 2014, I co-founded Allee Obscura, LLC -- a company developing creative, magical and amusing apps as well as games, card decks, websites and books -- with my husband Jon Allee.
I'm a passionate blogger and street photographer, and still believe the Internet can democratize art, film and literature... if people will just get off social media long enough to do it.
From 2008-2018, I wrote articles and shot photos and video for my award-winning daily blog, Glimpses of South Pasadena.
From 2016-2018 I covered ethical style and slow fashion at my blog Chic Contraire.
I regularly post street photos of greater Los Angeles at my blog Glancing About.
My passion project Being Tarot launches in early 2020.
Look here for links to my other blogs.
Check out the archive of my former multimedia column published at Patch, Views From the Front Porch.
I'm currently writing a memoir about my life on and in the Internet.
Someday I'll finally finish my novel.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband and daughter.
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