A culinary school trained food journalist, restaurant critic, and author, S.j. has written for leading publications including The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, The New York Times, Cooking Smart, Reader's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Star, and Chatelaine. She has been translated into countless languages including Mandarin, French, Russian, Arabic, and Italian and has been read worldwide. S.j. is also author of a top-selling copywriting book and contributing author and recipe writer for the popular cookbook “Hungry for Home.” She also teaches writing at North American colleges and universities including Duke University, Ryerson University, and University of California and speaks before organizations such as The Association of Journalists. These days, she is most recently found either hunched over her computer, writing cookbook reviews or food articles, or ordering too much food at the latest and greatest restaurant and surreptitiously taking notes for her newest review.