There had to be a way to escape the clutter.
That’s when I discovered e-book apps for my old Blackberry. I bought plenty of books and read and read and read. I even developed what I called ‘Blackberry Eye,’ small wrinkles under my eyes from staring down at my phone all day.
After jumping into the digital book world, I haven’t looked back.
Six years later, I have the original Nook, Nook Touch and a Nexus 7. I spend plenty of time reading on my gadgets, but still have the occasional physical book thrown in from the library.
But like any of my hobbies, I always end up wanting to write about them. Writing is my favorite form of expression, and writing about books and the industry came naturally for me.
TeleRead inspired that process. I used Calibre  to download posts from the site onto my Nook – and suddenly, a wealth of publishing information was at my fingertips.
In the end, I wanted to know more. It’s what always drives me.
My professional background involves news media. I’ve worked as a sports reporter since 1998 – did I mention I love to write about my hobbies? – and have covered everything from the Super Bowl and the World Series to professional volleyball, car racing and even local rec leagues. I’ve also covered traditional breaking news – hurricanes barreling down on the Northeast, for instance, and the massive blackout in 2003.
I’m currently the football and hockey editor of Beckett Media , covering the trading card and sports memorabilia industry (there goes that hobby thing again). I oversee two monthly publications and create content for the Web. I also have strong digital and social media focuses.
One of the things I love about TeleRead is that it’s a central place to find what’s important about the publishing industry, and I want to use my journalism experience to bring important news to TeleRead’s audience.