I'm a creative writer, thoughtful editor and strategic thinker with experience in native and branded content, web design, ecommerce, SEO and social media. I use my maiden name, Annalise Mantz, as my byline. You might have seen some of my stories in POPSUGAR, Thrillist, The Verge, Time Out, Stacker.com, ThriveMarket.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee and the Elk Grove Citizen. I've written about a wide range of topics—everything from food to travel to business to local government. If I'm not working, you can probably find me planning my next trip or perfecting my zucchini bread recipe.