I've been putting together corporate magazines, newsletters, executive speeches, magazine articles and two books over the course of the last 25 years and I still haven't run out of things to say.
Graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a B.A. in Journalism.
Former Director of the Christian Writers Institute, Wheaton, Ill., a correspondence school with hundreds of students.
Advertising and public relations experience at two agencies, Anchorage, AK and Phoenix, AZ.
13 years in corporate public relations for Bashas' grocery chain in Arizona (100 stores), 10 years as Public Relations Director.
Hundreds of corporate executive speeches written.
10 years of experience in writing, editing, graphic design and print coordination for company magazine (and if I could have run the press, I would have done that, too.)
Produced a packet including a weekly newsletter and other fliers in corporate environment for over 10 years and never missed the deadline.
Currently Assistant Editor and columnist for Fabricare Canada magazine. Past contributor to The World of Professional Pet Sitting. Article in Writer's Digest magazine special Start Writing Now edition.
Editing, layout and production coordination for IDC News, the association magazine for the International Drycleaners Congress.
Wrote web content for ExactTarget e-mail newsletters for dry cleaning trade 2001-2006 on a weekly basis. Researched hundreds of topics and made them relevant to consumers' lives.
Writing promotional copy for individual drycleaning clients.
Writing magazine and other publication copy for Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX.
Graphic design of newsletters for various clients.
First novel, The Gathering Place, published by RiverOak Press, released August 1, 2006.
2007-2008 -- began editing books by other authors, whether for self-publication or seeking traditional publishing.
Editing-for-hire by various publications and individuals.
Ghost writing/co-authoring -- Wrote a book with a woman who read my first novel and has a story to tell that puts fiction all to shame.
I began my freelance career in 2000, and have enough clients to keep me in paper and toner cartridges -- not to mention the mortgage, groceries and catfood. In other words, I'm never going back to 9-to-5 again!