NATIONAL JOURNALIST & AUTHOR
Wrote national bestseller The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000); Son of a Preacher Man by Jay Bakker (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001); It Pays to Talk by Charles Schwab and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz (Crown, 2002). Collaborated with Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. on Raising Boys Without Men (Rodale, 2005). Author of Surviving a Stalker (Marlowe & Company, 2000); To Have Or To Harm (Warner Books, 1994). As journalist has written major feature articles; celebrity profiles; pieces on psychology, travel, self-help for national magazines including Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Self, TV Guide. Wrote bimonthly column and profiles for Woman’s Own.
BOOK & PROPOSAL DOCTOR
Restructured, edited and rewrote San Francisco Chronicle bestseller Power Healing (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003); Out of Your Mind (working title to be published by Touchstone Fireside); proposal by Harvard lecturer for just-sold book about girls and depression. Added organization, cohesiveness, narrative tone, human interest and humor where applicable.
ON DEMAND PUBLISHER
Started on demand publishing company Incubation Press. Titles include: 55 Myths, Tips & Secrets: Bend’s Essential Guide to Landscaping, The Book of the Earth: A Novel, Informed Body: The 5 Guide. Incubation Press also creates single topic mini-encyclopedias as corporate premiums and custom journals handcrafted with natural papers or with personalized covers.
PRESIDENT OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION & WEBSITE CREATOR
Founded Stalking Survivors’ Sanctuary & Solutions, whose mission is to educate the public about stalking and how to cope when targeted. Conceptualized, created and wrote content for “The Stalking Victims’ Sanctuary” website, located at www.stalkingvictims.com. Features an online support group (the only national support group for stalking victims), and information pages about stalking and self-protection.
Keynote speaker for 1999 statewide New Mexico stalking and domestic violence conference. Addressed Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (the country’s most significant stalking prevention group). Expert on numerous TV shows including Montel Williams, Maury Povich, Sally Jesse Raphael Show, Crime Strike, E!, New Attitudes, and nationally syndicated radio show, as well as local radio programs.
ADVERTISING WRITER/PROJECT COORDINATOR
Researched and wrote commercially successful national advertorials to run in Parade, USA Weekend and The Wall Street Journal on subjects ranging from art to skin care systems to numerology to exercise equipment. Hired and worked creatively with designers. Managed projects, acted as liaison between clients and designers. Assessed and consulted on new projects.
SPECIAL FEATURES EDITOR
Los Angeles Times Magazine
Assigned, edited and wrote feature articles and columns. Coordinated weekly and monthly sections. Ghostwrote celebrity-bylined column. Worked with writers, trained and supervised fact-checkers.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR 1983-1985
ASSISTANT EDITOR 1982-1983
Ladies’ Home Journal
Edited and wrote feature articles and columns. Assigned and edited separate magazine section. Wrote monthly travel column. Evaluated manuscripts, books. Trained interns.
Ronald McDonald Camp for Good Times & American Cancer Society
Created, coordinated, publicized, directed and raised funds for annual ski trip for teenagers with cancer.
Bear Valley Elementary School/Bear Valley, CA
Taught students from Kindergarten through 8th grade in a one-room schoolhouse.
University of California, Santa Cruz—B.A. Literature/Creative Writing