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I wrote Breaking History: Vanished! America's Most Mysterious Kidnappings, Castaways, and the Forever Lost, which was published in November 2017. It explores 16 fascinating disappearing acts that made headlines all around the world, including ones you've definitely heard of (Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa, D.B. Cooper) as well as ones you might not have (Thai Silk King Jim Thompson, Judge Joseph Force Crater, and NYC socialite Dorothy Arnold).  

Since 2005, I have been a contributing writer to, the website for The History Channel. I have written more than 500 articles for the History Stories blog, which explores the history behind today’s breaking news stories. Some of my favorites include the lasting impact of Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, Albert Einstein's regrets about marriage (and his affair with a suspected Russian spy), and things you might not know about the women's suffrage movement

I also contributed extensively to the popular This Day in History feature and the Civil War 150 interactive exhibit, have written scripts for short-form video features produced by A+E Digital Studios, and have written articles for the lifestyle network about interfaith relationships and the history of lipstick, among other topics. 

In late 2018, for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I, I wrote the text for World War I: Around the Globe, an interactive collaboration between HISTORY and Google Earth that tracked 10 key battles that took place around the world from 1914-18.

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