About


Sure, I enjoy setting the scene and telling a good story.

But I’m also skilled at digging into research literature, interviewing experts, and clarifying picky details. I can zero in on the information that’s important for your readers and accurately convey the big picture and fine nuances.

My foundation comes from years of editorial experience and a BA with honors in English, phi beta kappa, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and an MA in professional and technical communication from the University of North Texas.

I’ve been a senior editor, managing editor, technical writer, web editor, book collaborator, communications specialist, contributing editor, newspaper stringer, and freelance writer. My writing has won national and regional awards.

After hours, you may find me sauteing organic veggies on our induction cooktop, whacking a ping pong ball, puzzling out creative solutions, or walking rescue dogs at the local humane society.

Awards

♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ First Place ($1,000 prize), Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas

Distinctions

♦ Adjunct Faculty, Creative Writing, Ringling College of Art & Design
♦ Travel Fellowship, National Association of Science Writers
♦ Teaching Fellowship, Univ. of North TX
♦ Research Fellowship, Environmental Science Writing, Univ. of North TX
♦ Grant Reviewer, Grant Professionals Association
♦ Judge, ASJA book awards
♦ Security Clearance (TS)

Professional Affiliations

♦ American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ Association of Health Care Journalists