Recent Articles

I am a freelance writer based in North Lake Tahoe, one of America’s premier destinations. For the last 20 years, I have written a variety of content including: press releases, magazine/newspaper articles, blog posts, website pages, and books. (I had my first article published in Launch wakeboard magazine when I was 15 years old.) I am currently a regular contributor to Enjoy magazines, The Tahoe Weekly, the Sparks Tribune,  and Nevada Gram. My latest published articles are found below, or feel free to access the digital versions of my 2018 articles, 2017 articles and 2016 articles.

Need help with content or interested in learning more about my writing services? Email me and let’s talk. 

Update- April 2019: I just finished co-authoring the first edition of the Moon Northern California Road Trip set to be out in bookstores in December 2019. Follow my adventures on Instagram @snow_kayla or #northerncaliforniaroadtrip 


"Sparks burger joint still a local favorite as 40th anniversary nears"- Sparks Tribune, November 2019

"The Blue Room Theatre in Chico"- Enjoy, November 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, November 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, November 2019 

"Couple releases 'Pow and Chow'- plant-based cookbook for powder days"- Tahoe Weekly, October 2019

"Claire Lawrenson- Capturing Nature Through Watercolor"- Tahoe Weekly, October 2019

"Nevada Traffic Safety Summit being held in Sparks this week"- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2019

"Local family helps bring the magic of Halloween back for kids with allergies"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"Sparks Fire welcomes in community for 30th annual pancake breakfast"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, October 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, October 2019 

"Andelin Family Farm opens for 10th year in Sparks"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"Sparks High inducts 3 into 2019 Hall of Fame class"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"Volunteers remove trash along Truckee River"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"Annual flag ceremony highlights Homecoming Week at Sparks High"- Sparks Tribune, October 2019

"Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival"- Enjoy South Valley, October 2019

"Sweets and Treats at Pumpkinland Chocolate Factory"- Enjoy NorCal, October 2019

"Food workshops & more with Natalie Holland's Jade Magnolia"- Enjoy, Oct. 2019

"Residents concerned about erratic drivers in popular Sparks neighborhood"- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2019

"Volunteers remove trash along Truckee River"- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Annual flag ceremony highlights Homecoming Week at Sparks High"-  Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Tesla offering career paths to Nevada high school students"- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Alzheimer's Walk Set for Saturday"- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl/Join the knitting resurgence"- Tahoe Weekly, Sep. 2019

"Interim WCSD superintendent working with community to improve schools" - Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Hot air balloons take over the Northern Nevada skies"- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Landscaping Without Grass in the San Joaquin Valley"- Enjoy, Sep. 2019

"Northstar California Golf Course"-  Tahoe Weekly, Sep. 2019

"Trails & Vistas: Intertwining of art and nature"- Tahoe Weekly, Sep. 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, September 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, September 2019 

"Short-term rentals on the rise in Washoe County"- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2019

"Best Ski Pass for Tahoe- Ikon or Epic 2019-20"- ZRankings, Sep. 2019

"Enloe, the cancer sniffing dog"- Enjoy, September 2019

"Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course"- Tahoe Weekly, August 2019

"Sparks Mayor Delivers State of the City Address"- Sparks Tribune, August 2019

"Rib Cook-Off returns for 31st year this week"- Sparks Tribune, August 2019

"Pups greet Burners on way to Black Rock Desert"- Sparks Tribune, August 2019

"Tahoe Donner Golf Course"- Tahoe Weekly, Aug 2019

"The thrill of the catch"- Tahoe Weekly, Aug 2019

"Soaring above Tahoe's peaks on a hot air balloon"- Tahoe Weekly, Aug 2019

"Revive Tahoe- Inspired by Nature"- Tahoe Weekly, Aug 2019

"Sparks couple keeps memory of 'Nonna' Alive"- Sparks Tribune, Aug 2019

"School year begins amidst changes in admin"- Sparks Tribune, Aug 2019

"Dragon boat races return to the marina"- Sparks Tribune, Aug 2019

"New state-of-the-art middle school open in Sparks"- Sparks Tribune, Aug 2019

"Best Snow in Tahoe- Now and Historically"- ZRankings, August 2019

"Bijou Municipal Golf Course"- Tahoe Weekly, August 2019

"Transparent kayaks reveal the depths of Tahoe"- Tahoe Weekly, August 2019

"Heritage Taxidermy is an artistry that brings animals back to life"- Enjoy, August 2019

"Five questions to ask yourself when adopting a pet"- Enjoy, August 2019

"Classic cars set to roar into town for 33rd HAN"- Sparks Tribune, August 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, August 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, August 2019 

"The Links at Squaw Creek"- Tahoe Weekly,  August 2019

"Youth clinic at Sparks High teaches 'smarter' football"- Sparks Tribune, July 2019

"Best Tahoe Ski Resorts for Beginners"- ZRankings, July 2019

"With demand on the rise, home buyers in Sparks have more options than ever before"- Sparks Tribune, July 2019

"Tahoe Art League hosts studio tour debuts renovated art tour"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"Sparks company an international hub for tea"- Sparks Trib, July 2019

"Quenching Tahoe's thirst with reusable cups"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"Lawn to Table: Edible flowers of the Sierra Nevada"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"The Big Blue life: 40 years of teaching watersports"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"North Tahoe Arts Hosts ARTour"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"Incline Village Mountain Course"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"Sparks gym celebrates 10-year anniversary"- Sparks Trib, July 2019

"Artown events underway in Sparks"- Sparks Trib, July 2019

"Washoe County School Board fires superintendent in 6-1 vote"- Sparks Trib, July 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, July 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, July 2019 

"Coyote Moon"- Tahoe Weekly, July 2019

"Authentic felt hats with Nicholson Hat Co."- Enjoy, July 2019

"Join in the fun at Shaver Lake Brewfest"- Enjoy, June 2019 

"Krall sworn in as new police chief of Sparks"- Sparks Tribune, June 2019

"Brewers come together to support the Camp Fire Relief projects"- Enjoy, June 2019

"Tahoe's Best Burgers Part III"- Tahoe Weekly, June 2019

"New Fire Chief excited to lead department into the future"- Sparks Tribune, June 2019

"Downtown Sparks playing host to new event"- Sparks Tribune, June 2019

"Bocce Takes Over Tahoe"- Tahoe Weekly, June 2019

"Sunde White's coloring books"- Tahoe Weekly, June 2019

"Spanish Springs senior excited for what the future holds"- Sparks Tribune, June 2019

"Reed grads brought together by desire to help others"- Sparks Tribune, June 2019

"Standup Paddle Board Basics & Improving Your Technique"- SUPBoard Reviews, June 2019

"Standup Paddle Boarding in Lake Tahoe"- SUPBoard Reviews, June 2019

"Twin brothers leave lasting mark on Sparks High"- Sparks Trib, June 2019

"Sparks Correspondence"- Nevada Gram, June 2019

"North Lake Tahoe Correspondence"- Nevada  Gram, June 2019

"Chico's Taco Trucks"- Enjoy, June 2019

"Krista Tranquilla: Creating a sense of peace"- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2019

"Sierra Essentials seasonings: Enhancing the spice of life"- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2019

"Cruising the waters of Big Blue"- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2019

"Old Brockway Golf Course- first to open, last to close"- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2019

"More Sparks roads set for a facelift this summer"- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

"Local students learn about nutrition at monthly event"- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

"Locals take part in annual 'Ride for Reading' event"- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

"Italian eatery a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Sparks"- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

"Local rescue teams stay sharp as snowmelt raises water levels"- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

Ryan Bahlman Branches Out“- Tahoe Weekly, May 2019

It’s all in the family at Bianchi Orchards“- Enjoy, May 2019

It’s a perfect time to visit the new Old Town Clovis“- Enjoy, May 2019

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence- May 2019“- Nevada Gram, May 2019

Sparks Correspondence- May 2019“- Nevada Gram, May 2019

Big Turnout in Sparks for Community Cleanup Event“- Sparks Tribune, May 2019

Downtown Sparks Transformation Continues With Opening of New Businesses, Condos“- Sparks Tribune, April 2019

Truckee River Guide: Documenting the river’s living history“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2019

The Creative Inclinations of Hannah Eddy Art”– The Tahoe Weekly, April 2019

“Plenty of Easter activities on tap in Sparks this weekend“- Sparks Tribune, April 2019

BrewChatter owners bring local home brewers together“- Sparks Tribune, April 2019

Pick Your Own Fruit at Julie’s U-Pick in Porterville“- Enjoy, April 2019

Chico’s Local Bread Movement“- Enjoy, April 2019

Sparks Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, April 2019

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, April 2019

Urban winery coming to downtown Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, March 2019

New businesses open at Outlets at Legends“- Sparks Tribune, April 2019

Officials break ground on Veterans Memorial Plaza“- Sparks Tribune, April 2019

Poetry contest on tap for marina pet memorial project“- Sparks Tribune, March 2019

New school set to open in Spanish Springs this fall“- Sparks Tribune, March 2019

Newly formed Sparks senior board features longtime community members“- Sparks Tribune, March 2019

Mt. Rose’s Hidden Chutes“- Tahoe Weekly, March 2019

WCSD reaches decision to cancel digital days“- Sparks Tribune, March 2019

March North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, March 2019

March Sparks Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, March 2019

Embrace the Outdoors at Mill Creek“- Enjoy, March 2019

Anastasia Keriotis- building connections through art“- Tahoe Weekly, Feb. 2019

Plans announced for groundbreaking ceremony of Veterans Memorial Plaza“- Sparks Tribune, Feb. 2019

Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation“- Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living, March 2019

Mt. Rose Makers“- Tahoe Weekly, Feb. 2019

Confusion about ‘Digital Days’ creating a storm of its own“- Sparks Tribune, Feb. 2019

Officials outline homeless strategy for Washoe County“- Sparks Tribune, Feb. 2019

New eatery in Sparks serving up authentic Filipino cuisine“- Sparks Tribune, Jan. 2019

February Sparks Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, Feb. 2019

February North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, Feb. 2019

Bee Inclined Quilters- a passion that benefits others“- Tahoe Weekly, Jan. 2019

The St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek“- Enjoy magazine, Feb. 2019

Sparks mayor ready to lead the city into the future despite cancer diagnosis“- Sparks Tribune, Jan. 2019

New hotel opens its doors at the Sparks Marina“- Sparks Tribune, Jan. 2019

Tahoe’s Best Lift Ticket Deals for the 2018-19 season“- Tahoe Weekly, Jan. 2019

New 8500-seat amphitheater planned for Victorian Square“- Sparks Tribune, Jan. 2019

Aysha Roberts- Functional art from coast to coast“- Tahoe Weekly, Jan. 2019

5 ways to help achieve your New Year’s resolutions in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Jan. 2019

January Sparks Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, Jan. 2019

January North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- Nevada Gram, Jan. 2019

About an Entrepreneurial Boy“- Tahoe Weekly, Dec. 2018

Growing Your Own Way“- Elevate NV, Dec. 2018

Plenty of New Year’s Fun on Tap in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Dec. 2018

From haunted tales to eyebrow-raising myths, Lake Tahoe has plenty of spooky stories“- TAHOE magazine, Dec. 2018

From boarding to the boardroom: Tahoe businesses launched by former pro skiers, snowboarders“- TAHOE magazine, Dec. 2018

Tahoe-made edible treats are the perfect holiday gifts“- TAHOE magazine, Dec. 2018