Author Index

Aimee Seavey

Aimee Seavey

As Digital Editor of New, Aimee writes, manages, and promotes content for and its social media channels. Before this role, she served as assistant, then associate, editor for Yankee Magazine and, where... Read More

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Amy Traverso

Amy Traverso

Senior Food Editor Amy Traverso oversees the Yankee Magazine Food department and contributes to Amy's book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (W.W. Norton), won an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)... Read More

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Edgar Allen Beem

Edgar Allen Beem

Take a look at art in New England with Edgar Allen Beem. He’s been art critic for the Portland Independent, art critic and feature writer for Maine Times, and now is a freelance writer for Yankee, Down East, Boston Globe Magazine, The Forecaster,... Read More

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Edie Clark

Annie Copps

Ian Aldrich

Mel Allen

Mel Allen

Mel is the fifth editor of Yankee Magazine since its beginning in 1935. His career at Yankee spans more than three decades, during which he has edited and written for every section of the magazine, including home, food, and travel. In... Read More

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Justin Shatwell

Justin Shatwell

Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a... Read More

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Shelley Wigglesworth

Shelley Wigglesworth

Shelley (Fleming) Wigglesworth is an award-winning freelance
journalist from Maine and a certified Maine Master Gardener who writes gardening articles on a regular basis for Her work can be found in the following publications: The... Read More

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Heather Atwell

Annie Graves

Annie Graves

Annie serves as Food and Garden Editor at Yankee Magazine. A New Hampshire native, Annie has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, while also composing music and writing young adult novels.

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Bonnie Thomas

Bonnie Thomas shares her ideas and instructions for simple Yankee crafts. Bonnie Thomas works full time as a child and family therapist in Southern Maine and is also an established artist and author. She has published two books via Jessica Kingsley... Read More

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Julia Shipley

Julia Shipley

Contributing editor, Julia Shipley's stories celebrate New Englanders' enduring connection to place. She digs up facts and stats for each issue's "By The Numbers" feature; she's also the author of Yankee's "Vermont Rural Life" blog, as well the... Read More

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Jim Salge

As a former meteorologist at the Mount Washington Observatory, foliage reporter Jim Salge is a keen observer of the progression of the seasons in New England. He uses his knowledge of weather, geography and climate to pinpoint the best time to visit... Read More

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Polly Bannister

Polly Bannister

Polly was a Yankee editor and a favorite of readers for more than 20 years. She is continually inspired by New England’s beautiful and diverse landscape — from cranberry bogs, sandy beaches, and granite-topped mountains to thriving cities, white... Read More

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Brenda Darroch

Brenda Darroch

Brenda Darroch is a contributor to She lives in Kennebunk, Maine.

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Joe Bills

Associate Editor Joe Bills is Yankee’s fact-checker, query reader and the writer of several recurring departments. When he is not at Yankee, he is the co-owner of Escape Hatch Books in Jaffrey, NH.

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Bethany Bourgault

Bethany Bourgault

Bethany Bourgault spent the last two summers interning with Yankee Magazine and New She is currently working on finishing her senior year at Syracuse University, majoring in magazine with minors in writing and religion. She loves... Read More

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Christina Tree

Christina Tree has contributed hundreds of travel articles to the Boston Globe and writes regularly for Yankee. She launched the Explorer’s Guide travel book series and has co-authored guides to Maine, New Hampshire, and the Berkshire Hills and... Read More

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Heather Marcus

Heather Marcus

Heather Marcus is the photo editor for Yankee Magazine. As photo editor, she works closely with the art director and a large group of contributing photographers to add color and style to the magazine's pages. Living in New England, she is... Read More

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Debbie Despres

Debbie Despres is a contributor to She lives in Peterboro, New Hampshire.

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Ben Hewitt

The Hewitt family runs Lazy Mill Living Arts, a school for practical skills of land and hand. Ben's most recent book is The Nourishing Homestead, published by Chelsea Green.

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Mike Urban

Mike Urban

Mike Urban is an award-winning food and travel writer and a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine. He is the author of four books: Lobster Shacks, Clam Shacks, The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook, and The New England Diner Cookbook. He lives... Read More

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Chris Burnett

As a native New Hampshirite, Chris grew up enjoying the boundless nature of the state, giving him an appreciation of all things outdoors—from hiking to gardening. He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, where he studied Linguistics and... Read More

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Lori Pedrick

Lori Pedrick is the art director for Yankee Magazine, and oversees all visual aspects and elements of the editorial pages in the magazine, including photography, illustration, and art production. Before joining Yankee, she was art director for... Read More

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Alyson Horrocks

Alyson Horrocks

A New England lifestyle blogger and freelance writer, with a passion for photography, Alyson Horrocks spends most of her time traveling the six-state region chronicling all that New England has to offer. From quintessential small towns and farms to... Read More

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Taylor Thomas

Taylor Thomas is a senior at Keene State College and an intern at Yankee Magazine. She graduates in May 2015 with a major in journalism, minors in writing and anthropology, and a concentration in public relations. Taylor is an outdoor enthusiast,... Read More

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Kelsey Liebenson-Morse

Kelsey Liebenson-Morse

Kelsey Liebenson-Morse was born in Wisconsin, and spent part of her childhood in Florida, but considers New England home. Kelsey prefers to be outside and still re-reads the Harry Potter Series occasionally. She can often be spotted riding her bike... Read More

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Tracey Minkin

Tracey Minkin is the Travel Editor at Coastal Living Magazine. Her work has appeared in magazines and online, including Travel + Leisure, Coastal Living, Outside, and Men's Journal. Connect with Tracey Minkin on Instagram.

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Heather Tourgee

Heather Tourgee has served as an editorial intern for Yankee Magazine and the Old Farmer's Almanac. She is a junior Environmental Nonfiction major at Middlebury College with a minor in German. When she isn't working in Dublin, you can find her on... Read More

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Kate Hathaway Weeks

Kate Hathaway Weeks is a contributor to

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Theresa Shea

Born and raised in Southern New Hampshire, Theresa is a recent graduate with a B.A. in film production. As Yankee’s Video Editor, Theresa creates original video content for and contributes to the magazine’s digital endeavors.... Read More

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JD Hale

J.D. oversees YPI’s advertising sales departments. Prior to joining Yankee, he worked for Time Inc.’s Life and People magazines before moving into corporate sales for Time Warner. JD is active in his local community. For over 12 years, he’s... Read More

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Brigid Sadorf

Brigid Sadorf was raised in Kennebunk, Maine, which she credits for her passion for the outdoors and writing. After traveling the country for years, she settled in New Jersey to be closer to her family and where she worked to earn her degree in... Read More

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Justin Chase

As the 12th generation of a family that has owned and worked one of the country's oldest farms in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Justin Chase understands New England life. Since 1683, each generation of his family has passed down an increasing intimacy... Read More

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C.L. Fornari

C.L. Fornari

C.L. Fornari is the author of The Cocktail Hour Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2016) and several other books. She hosts gardening programs on WXTK and WRKO and gardens on Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod. Learn more about C.L. on her site, Read More

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Marie Adele Schultz

Marie Adele Schultz

Marie Adele Schultz is a recent graduate of Gordon college. She grew up on the Massachusetts North Shore, where she currently resides with her husband and cat. Marie works for a small business called Roost & Company, and enjoys taking photos of the... Read More

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