I’m an Atlanta-based author and journalist. My work focuses on social and economic justice, civil and human rights, Atlanta and Southern history, and urban development and planning. Whenever possible, I like to write about how all of those things intersect, as is the case with metro Atlanta’s food deserts, its escalating suburban poverty, or, on a more upbeat note, the Atlanta BeltLine trails and transit project.

Atlanta 7I’ve  written three books on Atlanta history and am at work on a fourth, about the Great Fire of 1917.

In addition to working as the deputy editor of  Atlanta magazine, I teach journalism—most recently at the University of Georgia and Emory University.