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
For 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:
- “Beat the summer heat with a cool treat: New Orleans sno-balls.”
- “Keeping bees gives West Haven resident Frank Patrick more than honey.”
- “Cedar Park Middle School students spruce up school grounds for Earth Day.”
In addition I accepted editor assignments for features that have been published in The Oregonian including:
- “Bethany author James L. Butler has stories included in Not Your Mother’s Book anthology.”
- “Beaverton Woman Scares Up Great Halloween Decorations”
- “Forest Heights Eighth-Grader Plans Free LEGO Robotics Camp for STEM Education”
Guidebook and E-book Author
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
I 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