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I'm a freelance writer who has published nonfiction books and articles on a wide range of topics. 

Since 1985, my work has appeared in a variety of publications, including: Super Lawyers, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, BoxScore, USAirways' Attaché, NAFCU Magazine, Preservation, Family Circle, PAGES, American Profile, The Writer, and Writer's Digest. 

I have also published seven nonfiction books, including Your Perfect Job: A guide to discovering your gifts, following your passions, and loving your work for the rest of your life (Shaw Books/Random House) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Faith (Alpha Books/Penguin).

My latest book is a concise, digital-only labor of love, Freelance Writing with the iPad, an iBook readable on Macs/iPads and available from Apple's iTunes Store.

Here's what's currently brewing:

  • I'm pitching a middle-grade adventure/SF novel and a contemporary adult mainstream novel to agents
  • I write regularly for BoxScore, a trade magazine for corrugated-box companies, and The Federal Credit Union, a trade magazine for members of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions
  • My main project currently is researching/writing a book proposal for a full-length biography of a once-very-popular stage performer in the 1960s-1980s who remains highly influential but who is now little known outside of her specialty. I'll happily share more details when this is a bit further along... 

When I'm not writing for publication, I'm also a songwriter/musician who writes and records songs in my home studio. To date, I've released four full-length albums and one EP. All but one are available through a variety of online retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby, as well as all of the streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, etc.). 

  • The Honest Truth (2004; not available)
  • This Hummingbird (2006)
  • Doubt & Devotion (2011)
  • Glass Half Full (EP) (2015)
  • Glass Half Gone (2015)

I am a member of Biographers International and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and am a former board member and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).