Writing Clips

Freelance Literacy Writer

I frequently publish articles in regional parenting magazines across the U.S. and in Canada. While many of these publications don’t present their magazines online, below you will find a few representative samples. Reprint rights are available on the titles you see here as well as from the list found at the Articles Available for Reprint tab.

  • “Six Books to Introduce Your Children to Other Cultures,” Valley Parent.
  • “Boost Your Child’s Literacy Skills With Music,” NY Parenting.
  • “I’ll Get You My Pretty! For centuries, scary stories have prepared kids for the real world” in MetroKids of Philadelphia.
  • “Six Steps to Starting a Mother-Daughter Book Club” at San Diego Family.
  • “Ten Kids Classics That Adults Will Love to Read Too” at For Parents Online.
  • “Six Easy Steps to Turn a Backyard Scavenger Hunt into a City Wide Adventure” in Calgary’s Child.
  • “Diet Buddies” in Orlando Family.

Freelance Writer and Photographer for The Oregonian and Beaverton Leader

Oregon Live logoFor nearly 10 years I wrote weekly neighborhood news articles for The Oregonian and its subsidiary the Beaverton Leader. Visit OregonLive.com to see posts (a list in random order). I also provided photos to go with articles when needed. Here are a few samples:

In addition I accepted editor assignments for features that have been published in The Oregonian including:

Guidebook and E-book Author

Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book ClubI am the author of Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs (Seal Press).

Read more about my book at MotherDaughterBookClub.com. I also publish a series of guides for book club planners.

Freelance Writer for National, Regional and Local Publications

As a member of the National Wildlife Federation I loved working on an article about green school initiatives in my area. The blog post, “Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout,” allowed me to interview several people implementing this important initiative and write about it from the perspective of teachers, students and organizations.

I was particularly pleased to be featured in Louisiana Life magazine. The magazine of my home state, it’s been my lifeline to Louisiana news since I moved to Oregon more than two decades ago. My article is a profile on Lawrence “Football” Badeaux, and it appears on the last page.



I wrote a profile of pioneering Oregon winemaker Susan Sokol Blosser for Edible Portland magazine.


I was an avid reader of Daughters for years until it stopped publishing. I always got lots of great parenting information that helped me deal with issues that arose with my two daughters. So I was thrilled to be able to contribute my own advice to parents in an article on Mother Daughter Book Clubs.

Editor, Interviewer for Online Newsletter

Writers on the Rise LogoI was a columnist with Writers on the Rise in 2007 and 2008, then I became editor for 2009. At the end of that year the newsletter ceased publication, but my articles on interviews with agents and editors are archived. Writers on the Rise

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